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Robert Richard HOWSON

Regimental number3117
Place of birthFremantle, Western Australia
SchoolState School
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBlacksmiths striker
Marital statusSingle
Next of kinFather, J T Howson, Elvine Street, Palmyra, Western Australia
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 13 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3117A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"His father returned having been gassed. His grandfather and great grandfather were also war soldiers serving in the Crimean War." Details from Mother.
FateKilled in Action 3 April 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death21.3
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialRibemont Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot IV, Row C, Grave No. 10), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Louisa HOWSON, Wells Street, Bicton, Fremantle, Western Australia
Family/military connectionsFather:2 Cousins: Both killed serving in the AIF 2 Cousins: Killed in connection with the British Forces 1 Uncle: Killed in connection with the British Forces.

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