Studio portrait of brothers 121 Private (Pte) Allen Browning (left) and 137 Pte Henry Browning, ...

Accession Number P09846.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Colour - Digital file TIFF
Maker Fegan, James W (Jack)
Place made Australia: Queensland, Brisbane
Date made 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Studio portrait of brothers 121 Private (Pte) Allen Browning (left) and 137 Pte Henry Browning, 41st Battalion. Labourers from Brisbane, Qld, Allen and Henry enlisted together on 22 December 1915. They embarked on 18 May 1916 with A Company, aboard HMAT Demosthenes (A64). On 24 April 1918 Henry was killed by a shell burst during an early morning bombardment at Vaux-Sur-Somme. Reports describe the moment when Henry was hit, standing beside his brother Allen handing out rations at the reserve line near the village of Vaux. Henry was buried at Bonnay Communal Cemetery in France. Allen survived the war and returned to Australia in July 1919.