|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Calcutta, India|
|True Name||HOWARD, William John|
|Address||South Woodburn, Richmond River, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||44|
|Next of kin||Friend, James Palmer, South Woodburn, Richmond River, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||31st Battalion, A Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/48/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on
|Two ships sailed from Melbourne carrying men from the 31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C, and D: HMAT A62,'Wandilla', on 9 November 1915, and HMAT A41, 'Bakara', on 5 November 1915.|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||31st Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of burial||Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery (Plot IV, Row E, Grave No 3), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|True name HOWARD, W.J. See letter from brother F.T. HOWARD|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Disembarked Suez, ex 'Wandilla', 7 December 1915.
Found guilty, 23 April 1916, of being (1) improperly dressed on parade, (2) unshaven: awarded one extra guard.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916,
Killed in action, 20 July 1916.
'German list received by Wounded and Missing Enquiry Bureau, Australian Branch, British Red Cross Society', 4 November 1916, show that 'identification marks found on the Prisoner of War are inspected by the General War Bureau and shown in the lists as under:- DEAD'.
Identity disc received from Germany, 24 February 1917.
Note on the Statement of Service states, 'buried in the vicinity of Fleurbaix, Sh[eet] 36 NW'.
Note on Red Cross File No 1820613: 'The above name appeared on German death list dated 4-11-16.'
Note on file: 'Buried Fleurbaix Sheet 36 NW. Cert by Captain Spedding's List. Effects received from Germany and forwarded to N/K. 16.10.17.'
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory MedalOriginally listed as 'No Known Grave' and commemorated at V.C. Corner (Panel No 3), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles; subsequently (2010) identified, and interred in the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery, France.
|Miscellaneous details||True place of birth; Yambuk, Victoria; true age at enlistment: 46|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, MORLEY John
Red Cross file 1820613