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Harry Richard HOWARD

Regimental number10588
Place of birthHobart Tas
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCommercial traveller
AddressAlexandra Hotel, Hay Street, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinCousin, Winifred S Harris, 4 Collins Street, West Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date17 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column 1, Reinforcement 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/89/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (awarded)

'Gallantry and valuable services at Pozieres.'
Recommendation date: 7 September 1916

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'At POZIERES, FRANCE, during the whole period 21st. July - 6th. August 1916, Gunner HOWARD showed great coolness and devotion to duty. During the attack by the 1st Australian Division he acted as runner and safely delivered messages under heavy shell fire both for his and another brigade, as well as on occasions for infantry commanders. Nearly all the time the battery was in the line he was on this and F.O.O. telephonist and linesman duty. He always volunteered for the latter duty if he throught he knew the way better than other men. He was on forward observation duty also in the 2nd Australian Division advance.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 9
Date: 24 January 1918

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