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Regimental number2917
Date of birth1898
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGuildford, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 6.5"
Weight122 lbs
Next of kinFather, Isaac Howlett, Kemp Street, Granville, New South Wales
Previous military service4 Years a Senior Cadet
Enlistment date1 August 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 March 1916
Place of enlistmentGoulburn, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name56th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/73/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Isaac and Margaret HOWLETT
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2989 Sapper Thomas Isaac HOWLETT, Australian Railway Operating Division, returned to Australia, 1 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1976
SourcesNAA: B2455, HOWLETT Herbert

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