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Regimental number2786
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address53 Glebe Street, Glebe, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Howard, 53 Glebe Street, Glebe, New South Wales
Enlistment date14 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name7th Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 30 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Company Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

For conspicuous gallantry and resoursefulness in destroying enemy wire with mobile charges in face of enemy opposition.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 25 September 1919

Military Medal

'With a party of 34 Sappers 15 Infantry , Sapper HOWARD showed conspicuous gallantry and resourcefulness in operations destroying enemy wire entanglements with mobile demolition charges. Both [2780 G.E.] HILL and HOWARD laid and successfully fired charges in face of enemy opposition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

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