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William Cecil HOWARD

Regimental number789
Date of birth23 December 1892
Place of birthLittle Plains, nr Yass, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressBellata, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, W Howard, Narrabri, New South Wales
Enlistment date3 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll31 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name33rd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Italian Bronze Medal


Recommendation date: 11 March 1918

FateReturned to Australia 30 June 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Awarded for conspicuous valour during a raid on enemy trenches on the night of 4-5th March at Warneton, Belgium.
Medals

Bronze Medal for Military Valour (Italy)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Bronze Medal for Military Valour (Italy), British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death21 June 1959
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales

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