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Regimental number3654
Date of birth16 May 1873
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPetersham, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation44
Height5' 8.5"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Jane Howard, 52 Brighton Street, Petersham, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the Scottish Rifles, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date26 July 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 July 1917
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name56th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/73/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 31 October 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 18 January 1919
Discharge date9 April 1921
Family/military connectionsSon: 803 Pte Lyyall Falconer HOWARD, 3rd Pioneer Bn, returned to Australia, 11 May 1919.
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War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 31 October 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 28 December 1917; marched in to 14th Training Bn, Hurdcott, 27 December 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 29 July 1918; taken on strength, 56th Bn, in the field, 13 August 1918.

Wounded in action, 2 September 1918 (gun shot wound, abdomen and left wrist), and admitted to 6th Field Ambulance; transferred same day to 5th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 6, 5 September 1916; to 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 6 September 1918; to England, 7 September 1918, and admitted to Countess of Warwickshire Hospital (affiliated with 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham), 8 September 1918. Transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 20 November 1918; discharged on furlough, 19 December 1918, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 2 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Margha', 18 January 1919; arrived Melbourne, 5 March 1919, for onward travel by boat to Sydney; discharged, Sydney, 9 April 1921.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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