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Fred HOWER

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ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMiner
Address...
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs G Hower, Toongabbie, Gippsland, Victoria
Enlistment date26 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
FateNo details of fate entered on Nominal Roll
Discharge date4 April 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 12 April 1915.

Wounded in action (gun shot wound, right shoulder), and admitted to HMT 'Galeka', 2 May 1915; transferred to England, 3 May 1915; disembarked Southampton, 12 May 1915, and admitted to Graylingwell War Hospital, Chichester.

Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HT 'Runic', , 7 November 1915 (gun shot wound, head and chest); discharged (medically unfit: wounded), Mwelbourne, 4 April 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HOWER Fred

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