|Place of birth||Sydney New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Wentworthville, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Mrs Lena Howell, Wentworthville, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||20th Battalion, C Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/37/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport Berrima on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Company Sergeant Major|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||2nd Pioneer Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Work near Amiens on 8 August 1918.
|Fate||Effective abroad (still overseas)|
Distinguished Conduct Medal
'For marked gallantry and able leadership. On 5 October, 1918, his platoon was advancing through Montbrehain, and, his platoon officer being a casualty, he organized an attack on a strong post, and led a small flanking party, which rushed the post, killed many of the garrison, and captured eight machine guns, a howitzer, and crew.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 35
'For conspicuous bravery, coolness and devotion to duty on the morning of 8th August 1918 during operations East of Amiens. He reconnoitred four roads under shell and machine gun fire and though wounded remained with his platoon and supervised repairs to a road that was urgently needed by the artillery. In the Rue Bulet, Corbie, on the night of 7th August 1918 the road near the billets was shelled and casualties occurred among transport and artillery limbers. Sergeant Howell showed conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in extricating wounded from among the horses and supervising the clearing of the road, being under shell fire the whole time. He saw that all the wounded were got away and assisted in carrying the last one himself. His courage was remarkable.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western FrontMedals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal