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Frederick Walter HOWELL

Regimental number132
Place of birthLondon England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMrs. J. Howell, 8 Fitwiel Street, Shepherds Bush, London, England
Enlistment date1 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, A 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 RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 1 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 23 October 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'This man's conduct during the attack on POLYGON WOOD is worthy of the highest praise. On 26th September 1917 during the engagement he frequently took charge of small groups of men when his company was disorganised and worked them to the best advantage. His coolness and devotion to duty under fire was a fine example to his comrades. His work was of great assistance to his officers.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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