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Frederick Michael HOWLEY

Regimental number1317
Place of birthIslington, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressChin Chin Street, Islington, via Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 5.75"
Weight127 lbs
Next of kinFather, Thomas Howley, same address
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 June 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Light Horse Regiment, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/12/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 5 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 28 June 1919
Discharge date26 September 1919
Other details

War service: Admitted to hospital, Serapeum, 1 March 1916; rejoined unit, 3 March 1916.

Admitted to 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, , Deir el Belah, 15 April 1917 (kicked in right leg by horse), and transferred same day to 53rd Casualty Clearing Station; to 54th Welsh Casualty Clearing Station, Sinai, 15 April 1917, and transferred to 2nd Stationary Hospital, El Arish, 16 April 1917. Transferred to 24th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 18 April 1917; discharged to duty, 23 April 1917; rejoined 7th Light Horse Regiment, 25 April 1917.Admitted to 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, Marakeb, 16 August 1917 (injured toe, right foot); transferred same day to New Zealand Mounted Field Ambulance, Shellal; to Hospital Train, 17 August 1917, and admitted same day to 65th Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to 24th Stationary Hospital, 18 August 1917; to 14th Australian General Hospital, Kantara, 19 August 1917 ('injury of a trivial nature ... will not interfere with his future efficiency as a Soldier ... Soldier was in no way to blame').

Taken on strength, 2nd Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, from hospital, 10 September 1917.

Transferred to 7th Light Horse Regiment, 18 November 1917.

Attended Imperial School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 1 October 1917, for 31st Hotchkiss Gun Course; qualified as First Class (95%); rejoined Regiment, 16 October 1917.

Detached to Divisional Headquarters for relay duty, 20 January 1918; rejoined Regiment, in the field, 2 February 1918.

Admitted to 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 14 June 1918 (not yet diagnosed), and transferred to 66th Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to 36th Stationary Hospital, Gaza, 19 June 1918 ; to 24th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 22 June 1918 (pyrexia unknown origin); ro 14th Australian General Hospital, Port Said, 23 June 1918; to Port Said Rest Camp, 19 August 1918; rejoined 7th Light Horse Regiment, 15 September 1918.

Admitted to Auxiliary Recovery Station, 27 September 1918 (pyrexia); transferred to 34th Casualty Clearing Station, 29 September 1918; rejoined Regiment, 9 October 1918.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 8 November 1918.

Embarked Kantara to proceed to the Dardanelles, 27 November 1918; disembarked Port Said from the Dardanelles, 22 January 1919.

Appointed Temporary Corporal, 30 January 1919.

Admitted to 24th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 26 March 1919 (boils, buttocks), and reverted to Lance Corporal. Discharged to duty, 31 March 1919; rejoined Regiment, 4 April 1919.

Promoted Temporary Corporal, 13 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Madras', 28 June 1919; disembarked Sydney, 3 August 1919; discharged, Sydney, 26 September 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 September 1966
Age at death75
Place of burialSandgate Cemetery (Catholic Section), Newcastle, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, HOWLEY Frederick Michael

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