John William HOWARTH


HOWARTH, John William

Service Number: 3827
Enlisted: 9 October 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 19th Infantry Battalion
Born: Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia, 1899
Home Town: Randwick, Randwick, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 26 July 1916
Cemetery: Pozières British Cemetery
Pozieres British Cemetery Ovillers-La Boisselle, Pozieres, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

9 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3827, 19th Infantry Battalion
20 Jan 1916: Involvement Private, SN 3827, 19th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
20 Jan 1916: Embarked Private, SN 3827, 19th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Runic, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Peter Rankin

John was only 17 years 2 months old when he was killed in action. His father, Pte John Howarth. 142. 4th Battalion was killed in action at Gallipoli on the 5th of May 1915.