Regiment : 1st Battalion Rifle Brigade
Service number : 4953
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action on 26th August 1914
Buried : Fontaine-Au-Pire Communal Cemetery, France, Grave I. B. 55.
Birthplace : Warrington, Lancashire, resident Stourport, Worcestershire, enlisted Kidderminster, Worcestershire
Memorial : Stourport War Memorial
Credits : Additional information researched by Adrian Carter.
Additional information on the memorial: Corpl.
William lived with his uncle at 20 Lichfield Street, Stourport. He was in the Bible class and a prominent member of the football team which was at one time was connected with it. A devout and serious young man, he was probably the first man from Stourport to give his life for his country. He was posted missing on the 26th August 1914.
An obituary for William Browning appears in the Stourport Parish Magazine for December 1916.