Browne John Cassells Lt 89229

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Name Browne John Cassells
Army number 89229
Rank Lt
Decorations None known so far.
Date of birth Born Glengormley, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland July 1916.
Age 28 at the time of his death.
Unit Commissioned in The Durham Light Infantry as a 2/Lt in the 9th Bn DLI 17/6/1939. Embodied 24/8/1939. Served B.E.F.? Posted 16th Bn DLI 1/7/1940. Rejoined No 4 ITC 25/9/1940. Posted 14th Bn DLI as at Oct 1941. Posted 11th Bn DLI 5/12/1943. Posted Reinforcement Company 6/5/1944. Served Normandy. Posted 6th Bn DLI, probably on the disbandment of 11th Battalion. KILLED in ACTION with 6th Bn DLI 9/8/1944.
Company/Battery 11th Battalion - D Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Platoon Commander.
Joined Brigade 05-Dec-43.
Promotions W/S Lt 1/1/1941, T/Captain 5/7/1941, Major.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 09-Aug-44. Initially interred at Caiville - Map 7F/3 reference 861429. Re-buried 4/9/1945 in Grave XXI. A. 10. Bayeux War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads:- "TO LIVE IN THE HEARTS OF THOSE WE LOVE AND LEAVE BEHIND IS NOT TO DIE".
Home address Resident of Belfast. Son of Robert and Eliza J. Browne, of Glengormley, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland; husband of Agnes Nesbitt Browne.
Source table 11DLI

A photograph of Major Browne's headstone is not yet available.