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Possibly – only one on Glasgow WW2 Roll of Honour

John Browne – age 25 – Lieutenant (149523) 5th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment)

John was commissioned in September 1940. (Source: London Gazette 27/9/1940 p.5775)

The 5th Highland Light Infantry were part of the 52nd (Lowland) Division and landed in Belgium in October 1944, taking part in the capture of the Dutch island of Walcheren. It then fought through Southern Holland and into Germany.

Born 1919 in Garngadhill, Glasgow. (Source: SNWM and GRoS – Birth Register)

Son of Christopher and Ellen Browne of Glasgow. (Source: CWGC)

Husband of Helen May (Thom) Browne of 2029 Great Western Road, Glasgow W2, who he married in 1941 in Provan, Glasgow. (Source: CWGC, GRoS – Marriage Register and Glasgow WW2 Roll of Honour)

Killed in Action on 18 February 1945.

Commonwealth War Grave – Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Nijmegen, Netherlands.