Remembrance - The Yorkshire Regiment, First World War
Captain William BROWNLIE
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Captain William BROWNLIE, MC
Captain William Brownlie, MC. Royal Army Medical Corps, attached to 13th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Brother of John D. Brownlie, of 117, Wool Exchange, London, E.C.2. Killed 25 March 1918. Aged 36.
Buried HENINEL-CROISILLES ROAD CEMETERY.
William Brownlie is commemorated in the Edinburgh University Roll of Honour, from which the photo on the left and the following information is obtained;-
Born 1881. High School, Invercargill (NZ). MA, BSc (NZ). Student of Medicine 1911 - 1916. MB Ch.B 1915 RAMC attached 13th Yorks. Captain Jan 1917. MC (posthumous) for gallantry near Cambrai Nov 1917.
We are very grateful to Richard Roberts (<firstname.lastname@example.org>) for obtaining this information.
The following was recorded in the 13th Battalion's War Diary regarding the death of Captain Brownlie;-
"The feature of the day was the excellent shooting by our own Artillery on our own lines. The ERVILIERS - ST. LEGER Road, or Support Line, was shelled most persistently and accurately, heavy casualties being caused. Despite numerous messages this continued throughout the whole day. Captain Brownlie, RAMC, the Battalion MO was killed by our own shelling some 300 yards behind our line and 1000 yards from the enemy."
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