Howard Thomas ELDER


ELDER, Howard Thomas

Service Numbers: Not yet discovered
Enlisted: 28 August 1914
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion
Born: Footscray, Victoria, Australia, 15 July 1891
Home Town: Prahran, Stonnington, Victoria
Schooling: Hawksburn School, Hawksburn, Victoria; Private Tuition
Occupation: Salesman
Died: Died of wounds - abdomen, At sea on board HS Braemar Castle, 9 May 1915, aged 23 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing, St Martins Hawksburn HB
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World War 1 Service

28 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant
21 Oct 1914: Involvement 5th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
21 Oct 1914: Embarked 5th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Orvieto, Melbourne
1 Feb 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant
9 May 1915: Involvement Lieutenant, 5th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of William Elder and Julia Elder nee Hinton of 30 Lorne Road, Prahran, Victoria. Brother of Meron Alice Elder

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