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Regimental number3056
Place of birthDay Street, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolFort Street Superior Public School, Sydney, New South Wales
AddressDumfries, Campsie Street, Campsie, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinMother, Mrs F Howatson, Dumfries, Campsie Street, Campsie, New South Wales
Enlistment date1 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 8 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death34
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialRation Farm Military Cemetery (Plot VI, Row K, Grave No. 49), La Chapelle d'Armentieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Frances HOWATSON, Campsie Street, Campsie, New South Wales. Native of Sydney
Family/military connections2 cousins: 1 killed, 1 demobilised.

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