Cecil Wilfred HOWARD

HOWARD, Cecil Wilfred

Service Number: 112
Enlisted: 28 December 1915
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 35th Infantry Battalion
Born: Bulahdelah, New South Wales, Australia, 8 December 1890
Home Town: Newcastle, Hunter Region, New South Wales
Schooling: Wickham Superior Public School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Railway Porter
Died: Toukley, New South Wales, Australia, 14 November 1966, aged 75 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Sandgate General Cemetery, Newcastle, NSW
CATHOLIC 2-55. 46.
Memorials: Wickham Public School Great War Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

28 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 112, 35th Infantry Battalion
1 May 1916: Involvement Private, 112, 35th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '17' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Benalla embarkation_ship_number: A24 public_note: ''
1 May 1916: Embarked Private, 112, 35th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Sydney
27 Jul 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 35th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Gary Mitchell, Sandgate Cemetery
Served during The Great War, resting at Sandgate Cemetery.

57 years ago today, on the 16th November 1966, Lieutenant Cecil Wilfred Howard, 33rd Battalion (Reg No-112), railway porter (parcel office staff, Newcastle Railway Station, N.S.W.), from 13 Charlton Street, Wickham, New South Wales and 14 Wood Street, Newcastle West, N.S.W. and 48 Dumaresq Street, Hamilton, N.S.W. and 38 Keppel Street, Bathurst, N.S.W. and 81 King Street, Randwick, N.S.W. (1938) and 43 Peel Street, Toukley, N.S.W., father of Robert (Bob) Grove, born 1924 and William (Bill) Mark, born 1929?, was laid to rest at Sandgate Cemetery, age 76. CATHOLIC 2-55. 46.

Born at Bulahdelah, New South Wales on the 8th December 1890 to Henry Grove and Amelia Gertrude Howard nee Mason of 13 Hunter Street West, Newcastle, N.S.W.; husband of Gladys May Howard nee Bernasconi (born 6.4.1896 at 311 Hunter Street West, Newcastle, N.S.W., married 15.11.1922, Hamilton, N.S.W., died 2.10.1938, Redfern, N.S.W., age 42, sleeping here), Cecil enlisted on the 28th December 1915 with the 35th Battalion at Newcastle, N.S.W.

Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A24 Benalla on the 1st May 1916.

Wounded in action - 2.3.1917 (GSW left hand, Armentieres).

Admitted to hospital 4.5.1917 (septic foot), 17.7.1917 (debility not stated), 5.4.1919 (not stated).

Cecil returned home on the 10th June 1919, being discharged on the 27th July 1919.

Mr. Howard’s name has been inscribed on the Wickham Superior Public School Roll of Honour and the Adamstown Masonic Lodge, Star in the West (189) Roll of Honour. Name not inscribed on the NSW Govt Railways and Tramways Roll of Honour, 1914-1919.
I have placed poppies and a 1914-1918 WAR label at Cecil’s gravesite in remembrance of his service and sacrifice for God, King & Country.

Not officially commemorated.

For an extensive family history on Cecil see - https://www.findagrave.com/.../17994.../cecil-wilfred-howard

Contact with descendants would be greatly appreciated.

For more detail, see “Forever Remembered “

Lest We Forget.