LEST WE FORGET

Second Lieutenant Oakley Alsop BROWNING

From Australia serving in the Royal Flying Corps

Service No: 9587 (Australian Army)
Born: North Carlton VIC, March 1891
Enlisted in the Army: 6 October 1915
Unit: 6th Training Squadron, Royal Flying Corps
Died: Aircraft Accident, Catterick, 11 August 1917, Aged 26 Years
Buried: Catterick Cemetery, Yorkshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William Browning, of 749 Rathdown Street, North Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and the late Elizabeth Alice Browning
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 16 March 1917, Second Lieutenant Browning resigned from the Australian Army and accepted a Commission in the British Army.

On 11 August 1917, Second Lieutenant Browning flying Avro 7967 was killed when his aircraft collided with BE12 aircraft 6575 at 150 feet just outside Catterick Aerodrome and both aircraft crashed.  The BE12 was flown by Lieutenant Errington Edward Castle RFC.  Lieutenant Castle died the following the day.

References:

Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record B2455, BROWNING O A
National Archives UK RAF Casualty Card 266439, 36574

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