James HOWARD

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HOWARD, James

Service Number: 3164
Enlisted: 9 October 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 59th Infantry Battalion
Born: Scotts Creek via Timboon Victoria, Australia, January 1898
Home Town: Scotts Creek, Corangamite, Victoria
Schooling: Scotts Creek State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Broncho pneumonia, Fovant Military Hospital, Wiltshire, England, 18 March 1917
Cemetery: Compton Chamberlayne Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

9 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3164, 59th Infantry Battalion
16 Dec 1916: Involvement Private, SN 3164, 59th Infantry Battalion
16 Dec 1916: Embarked Private, SN 3164, 59th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Medic, Melbourne

James Howard

James is on The Timboon Honour Roll

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 18 and the son of Robert and Mary Howard, of Scotts Creek, South Australia.

Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK

Died on this date - 18th March........Private James Howard was born at Scott’s Creek, Victoria in 1897. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) on 20th October, 1916 as an 18 year old, Labourer.

Private Howard left Melbourne on 16th December, 1916 & was admitted to Ship's Hospital on 10th January, 1917 for a period of 13 days with measles. He disembarked at Plymouth, England on 18th February, 1917 & was posted to 15th Training Battalion at Hurdcott, Wiltshire.

Private Howard was sent sick to Fovant Hospital on 1st March, 1917 & died at 11 p.m. on 18th March, 1917 of Broncho Pneumonia. He was buried in Compton Chamberlayne War Graves Cemetery, Wiltshire, England where 27 other WW1 Australian Soldiers are buried.
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The photo below was found next to Private James Howard's headstone. Other photos courtesy of Andrew Stacey.

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