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Fred HOWELL

Regimental number307
Date of birth--/05/1896
Place of birthColac Vic
Other NamesHOWELL, Frederick
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressColac, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mary Jane Howell, Manifold Street, Colac, Victoria
Enlistment date16 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: INF22
Promotion date: 22 October 1917

Lieutenant


Unit: INF22
Promotion date: 11 February 1918

FateReturned to Australia 7 July 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Fred spelt Frederick
Medals

Military Cross

'At Blackwood, east of Villers Bretonneux, on 28th August 1918, this officer displayed conspicuous courage and skill in establishing a patrol under heavy machine gun fire close to the enemy's position, and so placing a Lewis gun that its covering fire enabled the remainder of his company to advance without casualties. Later, he led his men over the open under heavy fire and reinforced a line which was seriously threatened. His dashing leadership proved an inspiration to all ranks with him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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