David Roydon Seymour HOWELL

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HOWELL, David Roydon Seymour

Service Number: 854
Enlisted: 15 March 1916, Claremont, Tasmania
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 40th Infantry Battalion
Born: Black Marsh, Tasmania, January 1893
Home Town: Launceston, Launceston, Tasmania
Schooling: State School
Occupation: Baker's assistant
Died: Killed in Action, France, 22 April 1918
Cemetery: Mericourt-L'Abbe Communal Cemetery Extension
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

15 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 854, Claremont, Tasmania
1 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 854, 40th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
1 Jul 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 854, 40th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Hobart
22 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 854, 40th Infantry Battalion, German Spring Offensive 1918

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...854 Private David Royden Seymour Howell, D Company, 40th Battalion, of Launceston, Tas. Formerly a labourer and a baker's assistant, Pte Howell enlisted on 15 March 1916, and he embarked from Hobart, Tas, on 1 July 1916 aboard HMAT Berrima (A35). He served on the Western Front and was killed in action at Villers Bretonneux on 22 April 1918, aged 25." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)