In Memory of
Private LESTER FREDERICK JOHN BROWNEN
1st Bn., Hampshire Regiment
who died aged 20 on Thursday, 26th September 1940.
Private BROWNEN was the son of Frederick John and Lena Brownen, of Winsor, Hampshire.
Remembered with honour
CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt.
In the perpetual care of
the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
.Commemorative Information Private LESTER JOHN BROWNEN 5500020.
Cemetery: CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt
Grave Reference / Panel Number: P. 256.
Brownen James Private A Company Joined 22 April 1861 age 18
Location: This cemetery is within the Old Cairo cemetery area, which is situated approximately 5 kilometres south east of the centre of Cairo. Visitors can best reach the cemetery by private car. The general cemetery area is on the south side of the road Salah Salem, which runs west/east from the River Nile towards the green park area approximately 2 kilometres beyond and eventually towards the Citadel. The cemetery is surrounded by a high wall and the double entrance gates are along Sharia Abu Safein. This road is parallel with the railway line which runs south from Cairo main station and both railway and Sharia Abu Safein cross over the main road. Access up to Sharia Abu Safein is by using the northside ramp above the main road underpass, on the east side of the railway.
Historical Information: At the outbreak of the First World War Cairo was the Headquarters of the British garrison in Egypt, and the principal Military Hospital was in the Citadel at Cairo (built in the 12th century). With Alexandria, the city became the main hospital centre for Gallipoli in 1915, and throughout the War it dealt with sick and wounded from the Army in Egypt, and later in Palestine. Many British, Commonwealth and Allied Military Hospitals were set up in and around Cairo during both World Wars, as well as hospitals for Prisoners of War. Cairo War Memorial Cemetery was formerly part of Cairo New British Protestant Cemetery, Plots B, D, F, H, K, M, O, P and Q which were ceded to the Imperial War Graves Commission in 1920; and 65 graves were brought into it later, of which 42 came from the New British Protestant Cemetery. The unused ground was utilised for burials of the 1939-1945 War. There are over 2,000, 1914-1918 and more than 300, 1939-1945 war casualties commemorated in this cemetery as well as a small number of non-war graves.
Rebel Army USA More information needed.
Cyril Frank Brownen, Born 4 Oct 1922, BR64
ABSTRACT of the ARMY ACCOUNTS OF THE NORTH CAROLINA LINE
settled by the commissioners at Halifax from the 1st September, 1784, to the 1st Feb, 1785
and at Warrenton in the year 1786, No 1608 William Brownen and No 1625 Samuel Brownen
Died 25 Sep 1999, Bur 8 Oct 1999, at Hinton Park Woodland Burial Ground
Served in The Royal Navy from 30 April 1942 to 21 September 1946,
Rank Stoker 1st Class ,in action South Atlantic and Indian Ocean.
Decorations Atlantic Medal, War Medal, Good Conduct Medal.
Trevor Frank Brownen, Born 6 September 1946,
Served in The Royal Air Force (38 Group ) for five years starting in Nov 1964.
Air Traffic controller /Radar Mechanic.
Rank Senior Aircraftsman, Seen action in Borneo and Malaya.
Decorations General Service Medal (Borneo) with Bar.
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