In the 1911 Census he was living with his two brothers Edgar Monteagle BROWNE and Hugh Edgar BROWNE in Kensington at 1 Drayton Gardens, S W London. He was a Lieut Special Reserve. The three brothers were all single at the time.
His will probate: BROWNE John Plunkett of 57 Lansdowne-road Holand Park London. Probate London 4 January to Samuel Francis Peter Blythe, solicitor. Effects 1436 9s 8d. Resealed Cairo 24 April 1933.
I have three other sources of information on John Plunkett BROWNE. Firstly, an undated and unattributed news clipping in my grandmother's album which says the following:
The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Regimental Museum is at: The Castle, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh. It may be worth a visit. Tthe 3rd Battalion was a reserve batallian and on August 1914 was in Omagh and remained in Ireland until April 1918 and then moved to England. Given that BROWNE was promoted to Major during the war, it may also be possible that he saw action on the field. Hard to say. In the news announcement of his brother Edgar’s DSO, he is made reference to, so we know that he was still in service in 1917 (as were all four surviving brothers).
The next bit of info came from an email from a Margaret Ennis in Belfast who had already tracked down information on Albert Villas for me (where June BROWNE lived at the time of her marriage). (Thanks to the kindness of strangers!) Margaret sent me the map of Knock as it was in 1902 along with the street directory at the time. Albert Villas is just down the road from Holly Park which was owned at the time by John's older brother, James Carlisle Monteagle BROWNE. The house is just at the start of Kings Road, running from the Sandown Road on the right hand side. In fact it is a duplex. On March 20, 2002, Margaret went to the Linen Hall Library and then looked in the 1909 Belfast Street Directory and found that the 1909 occupant of the Albert Villas was Liet. JP BROWNE of the 3rd Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. She also sent me the photo of the house in its current state:
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