The AIF Project

Owen Glendower HOWELL-PRICE

Date of birth23 February 1890
Place of birthKiama, New South Wales
SchoolWindsor Grammar School; Kogarah High School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSt Mary's Rectory, East Balmain, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 10"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinFather, Rev. John Howell-Price, St Mary's Rectory, East Balmain, New South Wales
Previous military service Served in Senior Cadets, 1911-1913 (appointed Lt, 1 July 1911); in charge of Company Area 33B.
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name3rd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion


Unit: 3rd Battalion
Promotion date: 4 August 1915


Unit: 3rd Battalion
Promotion date: 1 February 1915


Unit: 3rd Battalion
Promotion date: 1 December 1915

Temporary Major

Unit: 3rd Battalion
Promotion date: 5 September 1915

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29455 (28 January 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44 (6 April 1916).

Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'This youth, as his name indicates, was of pure Welsh descent, being the 4th son of Rev. J. Howell-Price, his maternal grandfather a Winchcombe of Swansea. He inherited al the indomitable of his mighty forefathers, together with a settled conviction that it is Britons' right to be free. For this ideal he died.' (details from mother)
FateDied of wounds 4 November 1916
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialHeilly Station Cemetery (Plot V, Row A, Grave No. 14), Mericourt-L-Abbe, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Rev. John and Isabel HOWELL-PRICE

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry on 7th August 1915, in the attack on Lone Pine, Gallipoli Peninsula. He showed the greatest bravery in leading an attack against the Turkish trenches, frequently rallying his men under heavy fire, and restoring order at critical moments. He killed three Turks with his own hands.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 28
Date: 24 February 1916

Distinguished Service Order

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 103
Date: 29 June 1917

Family/military connectionsBrothers: Major Frederick Philmore HOWELL-PRICE DSO, 6th Company, Australian Army Service Corps, returned to Australia, 20 May 1919; Major Philip Llewellyn HOWELL-PRICE DSO MC, 1st Bn, killed in action, 4 October 1917; 2nd Lt Richmond Gordon HOWELL-PRICE MC, 1st Bn, died of wounds, 4 May 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Service Order, Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HOWELL-PRICE Owen Glendower

Print format    

© The AIF Project 2024, UNSW Canberra. Not to be reproduced without permission.