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John Alexander HOWARD

Regimental number881
Place of birthAraluen, New South Wales
SchoolBlack Friars Training College
Address1 Ness Avenue, Dulwich Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs A V Begbie, Frogmore, via Burrowa
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets
Enlistment date20 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport Berrima on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 10 May 1916
Place of death or woundingArmentieres, France
Age at death22.9
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialBailleul Communal Cemetery (Plot II, Row D, Grave No. 41), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Alena BEGBIE (formerly HOWARD, 35 Maitland Road, Islington, New South Wales, and the late John HOWARD. Native of Araluen, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsStep-brother: Pte. Beghie Donald Smirnoff, No. 6775, died of wounds at Albert on 28th April, 1918.

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