|Place of birth||Kingston, South Australia|
|School||Kingston Public School, South Australia|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Kingston, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||24|
|Next of kin||Father, Samuel Randall, Kingston, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Served for 6 months in the 22nd Australian Light Horse Regiment, Kingston: resigned; previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of teeth.|
|Place of enlistment||Keswick, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||32nd Battalion, 1st Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/49/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||32nd Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Fleurbaix, France|
|Age at death||25|
|Age at death from cemetery records||25|
|Place of burial||Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery (Plot IV, Row D, Grave No 10), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Samuel and Eliza RANDALL. Native of Kingston, South Australia|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Adelaide, 18 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 18 December 1915.
Taken on strength, B Company, Ismailia, 24 January 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, 12 July 1916 (diarrhoea), and transferred to Divisional Rest Station; discharged to unit, and rejoined Bn, in the field, 15 July 1916.
Reported missing, 20 July 1916.
Identification disc received from Germany (German Death List, 4 November 1916). No particulars were afforded except that soldier is deceased. To be reported as KILLED IN ACTION 20/7/16.
German report, 30 July 1916: 'Randall, H.F. (sic) Nr. 1558. austr. Sold. am 19.7.16 in Gegen Fromelles gefallen.'
Note on Red Cross File No 2240113: 'The above name appeared on German death List dated 4-11-16.'
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory MedalOriginally listed as 'No Known Grave' and commemorated at V.C. Corner (Panel No 6), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles; subsequently (2010) identified, and interred in the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery, France.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, RANDALL Howard James
Red Cross file 2240113