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William HOWLETT

Regimental number101
Place of birthCarlisle, England
Age on arrival in Australia26
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressVincent Street, Cessnock, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinWife, Mrs Flora Howlett, Vincent Street, Cessnock, New South Wales
Enlistment date27 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name35th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/52/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death32
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialBethlehem Faum West Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 3), Messines, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
125
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Elizabeth HOWLETT, Hall Street, Cessnock, New South Wales. Native of Carlisle, England
Family/military connections"His father Henry Arthur Howlett was at one time Staff Sergeant of the 4th Border Regiment and served with the British Forces in the Indian Military. Had charge of "The Castle", Carlisle when it was used as a Military Barracks where the late Private William Howlett was born. No particulars as to his care before coming to Australia." Details from Wife.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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