|Place of birth||Scott's Creek, Victoria|
|School||Scott's Creek State School, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Scott's Creek, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Father, Francis Howard, Scott's Creek, Victoria|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||31st Battalion, 1st Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/48/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||31st Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||22|
|Place of burial||Rue-David Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row F, Grave No. II), Fleurbaix, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Francis and Margaret HOWARD, Scott's Creek, Victoria|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 9 November 1915; disembarked Suez, ex-HMT 'Wandilla', 7 December 1915.
Taken on strength of 31st Bn, Serapeum, 11 February 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Found guilty, 14 July 1916, of conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline (talking in the ranks): awarded 3 days' confined to barracks by Captain Sharp.
Reported missing, 19 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 19 July 1916, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||Srved in the Australian Light Horse (Camperdown) for 9 months.|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, HOWARD Robert James
Red Cross file Red Cross File No 1360111