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Stanley Leslie HOWLETT

Regimental number61
Place of birthLuddenham, New South Wales
True NameHOWLETT, Stanley Lisle
AddressLuddenham via Penrith, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24.11
Height5' 10"
Weight158 lbs
Next of kinFather, R Howlett, Luddenham via Penrith, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name1st Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Company Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 19 May 1917

FateReturned to Australia 20 October 1918

Military Medal

'In Left Brigade Sector, East of BULLECOURT, on night of May 15th/16th 1917, Sergeant Stanley HOWLETT, 14th Field Co., A.E., showed conspicuous coolness and determination when wiring on an exposed portion of front line in Left Brigade Sector. On proceeding up the sap from the bombing post in U.23.d.6.0. to commence wiring, Sergeant HOWELTT, who was leading his party, encountered an unwounded German and captured him. Although under heavy fire from both bombs and rifles at close range, Sergeant HOWLETT kept his men together and it was largely due to his coolness and determination that the work was successfully completed.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Discharge date20 February 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Borda', 20 October 1918; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 20 February 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HOWLETT Stanley Leslie

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