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William HOWELL

Regimental number2295
Place of birthBirdsville, Queensland
SchoolState School, Rockhampton, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationStockman
AddressMackay, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinSister, Miss Mary Howell, Coningesby Estate, Mackay, Queensland
Enlistment date6 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name41st Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/58/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Boonah on 21 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll41st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateDied of wounds 29 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialEfford Cemetery (Section Roman Catholic, Row C, Grave No. 3406), Plymouth, Devonshire
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
134
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Father: Robert HOWELL and Mary KELLY, his wife
Other detailsMedals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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