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Albert HOWE

Regimental number154
Place of birthLondon England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressColessi, Spring Street, Abbotsford, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMartin Howe, 20 Annandale Road, Harringgay, London N, England
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work near Chuignes on 24 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 30 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 23 October 1918

Military Medal

'For conspicuous courage and devotion to duty. In the advance near CHUIGNES on 24th August, 1918, Private HOWE repeatedly made journeys through an intense barrage in order to bring up S.A.A. water and spare parts for the guns. His utter disregard of personal danger enabled the guns to continue giving covering fire at a most critical time.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Date of death16 January 1970
Place of burialNorthern Suburbs Crematorium

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