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Donald Reginald HOW

Regimental number1647
Place of birthNorth Mottor, near Ulverstone, Tasmania
SchoolState School
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressMooreville Road, Burnie, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Robert How, Mooreville Road, Burnie, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets
Enlistment date15 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1647B
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"A handsome noble boy loved by all who knew him." Details from Father.
FateDied of wounds 24 April 1918
Age at death21.5
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialEtaples Military Cemetery (Plot XXXII, Row C, Grave No. 2A), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
148
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Jane HOW, Ridgley, Tasmania. Native of North Motton, near Ulverstone, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsThree brothers.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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