William George Law HOWIE


HOWIE, William George Law

Service Number: 1722
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Pioneer Battalion
Born: Boghall, St. Martins, Perth, Scotland, 3 April 1882
Home Town: Armadale, Stonnington, Victoria
Schooling: Cauvins, Duddingston.
Occupation: Lawyer in Scotland/Farmer in Australia.
Died: Killed in action, Belgium, 20 September 1917, aged 35 years
Cemetery: Hooge Crater Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

8 Apr 1916: Involvement Sapper, SN 1722, 2nd Pioneer Battalion, Third Ypres
8 Apr 1916: Embarked Sapper, SN 1722, 2nd Pioneer Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Melbourne
20 Sep 1917: Involvement Private, SN 1722, 2nd Pioneer Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He is remembered on the memorial plaque located within Scone Old Parish Church as well as on the Scone War Memorial.

He was 38 and the son of William and Isabella Howie, of Ivybank, Scone, Perthshire, Scotland-his mother lived sometime at Balformo Road, Scone, Scotland.

William's address ib Australia was 6 Northcote Road, Armadale, Victoria.