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Frank Rodney HOWARD

Regimental number436
Place of birthEchuca, Victoria
SchoolEchuca State School, Echuca, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 5.75"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emma Howard, Packenham Street, Echuca, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 September 1914
Place of enlistmentMeekatharra, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


Mention in Despatches awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette, Supplement, No. 29455 (28 January 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44 (6 April 1916).
Recommendation date: 23 August 1915

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularMentioned in despatches for carrying a comrade under heavy fire at Gallipoli.
FateKilled in Action 6 September 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli (Hill 60)
Date of death6 September 1915
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 50), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Emma HOWARD, Pakenham Street, Echuca, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: Sgt. R.S. Howard, 57th Battalion who was wounded at Villers-Bretonneux on 25th April, 1918 and who died of wounds received at 1st London Hospital on 22nd May, 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 12 April 1915.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 2 May 1915.

Appointed lance corporal, 13 May 1915.

Appointed corporal, 24 May 1915.

Appointed sergeant, 2 August 1915.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 2 September 1915.

Killed in action, Gallipoli, 6 September 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HOWARD Frank Rodney

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