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Walter Martin HOWARD

Regimental number1672
Place of birthMurrumburrah, New South Wales
SchoolWest Wyalong Convent School
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressWest Wyalong, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Albert Howard, Maitland Street, West Wyalong, New South Wales
Enlistment date26 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name56th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/73/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 30 September 1917
Place of death or woundingPolygon Wood, France
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXV, row E, Grave No. 18), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
162
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Albert and Emily HOWARD, Maitland Street, Wyalong, New South Wales. Native of Murrumburrah, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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