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Jack Robert HOW

Regimental number2483
Place of birthUlverstone, Tasmania
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressMarville Road, Burnie, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 10"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinFather, Robert How, Marville Road, Burnie, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil (exempt area under Compulsory Military Training scheme)
Enlistment date6 July 1915
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT Ballarat on 9 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 August 1918
Discharge date4 January 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Medic', 24 August 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 11 August 1918, for onward travel to Tasmania; discharged (medically unfit: debility and injury to left elbow joint), Hobart, 4 January 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as HAW.
SourcesNAA: B2455, HOW Jack Robert

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