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Leo Francis Browne


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Serial No. 2156

7th Light Horse Regiment &1st ANZAC Ammunition Park


Leo Francis Browne - Information

When the war commenced, Leo was living with his family in Ceder Creek, Thirlmere. He was born in Chatswood, and later found work as a boundary rider. He joined the colours on the 11th of October 1915 in Liverpool. He was then shipped out from Sydney on the 11th of March 1916 on the HMAT Orsova, as a Trooper with the 7th Light Horse Regiment.

Leo landed in Egypt in April, and was taken to the 2nd Light Horse Training Regiment at Tel-el-Kebir. The following month, he was transferred to Artillery Details. In June, he was transported to England, joining the 5th Ammunition Sub Park, before heading to France the following month. On the 1st of October, he was taken on strength to the 1st ANZAC Ammunition Park. In late November 1917, he was transported to England for work, as part of the Australian Munition Works Scheme. However in April 1918, Leo asked for his position to be cancelled, as his health had become an issue, with a heart condition. As a result, he was invalided home on the 12th of May.