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Herbert Charleson HOWITT

Regimental number2834
Date of birth29 June 1887
Place of birthMontague Estate, South Brisbane, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs R Howitt, Hampstead Road, South Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date7 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 1 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 January 1919
Discharge date16 May 1919
Other details

War service: joined unit at Tel el Kebir, Egypt, 7 January 1915.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 28 March 1916; taken on strength, 9th Bn, in the field, 6 April 1916.

Evacuated sick to England, 13 December 1916; rejoined 9th Bn in Belgium, 20 October 1917.

Wounded in action, 13 May 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Delta' from Devonport, 24 January 1919; disembarked, 7 March 1919; discharged, 16 May 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death30 January 1946
Age at death58
Place of burialNorthern Suburbs Crematorium

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