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Browne, John Geoffrey Stewart (1922-1943)

Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the Second World War, 1939-1945.

 

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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.

 

Details: John Geoffrey Stewart Browne (1922-1943), born 26 June 1922, son of Ernest H. Stewart Browne and Amy M. Stewart Browne, of Brighton, Sussex (formerly of Wickham House, Farnham, Surrey).

 

Siblings: Petronelle Browne.

 

Attended a preparatory school in Guildford.

 

Attended Sherborne School (The Green) September 1936-December 1939.

 

WW2, Sergeant (Navigator) in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (RAFVR). Killed in action on 24 October 1943, aged 21.

 

Commemorated at:

Cambridge City Cemetery, Grave 13922. Inscription on his headstone: ‘DYING AND BEHOLD, WE LIVE’ www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2650943/BROWNE,%20JOH...

 

Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; The Green roll of honour.

 

Obituary in 'The Shirburnian', December 1944: 'John Geoffrey Stewart Browne, Sergt.-Observer, R.A.F., was killed on active service in October 1943, shortly before going on Operations. His commanding officer said of him that his log of flights were first class and he was a valuable member of his crew.'

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