Richard Arthur HOWSE

HOWSE, Richard Arthur

Service Number: NX27998
Enlisted: 4 June 1940, Paddington, NSW
Last Rank: Lance Bombardier
Last Unit: 2nd/15th Field Regiment
Born: Orange, New South Wales, Australia, 9 November 1918
Home Town: Orange, Orange Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Bank Clerk
Died: Died at sea (Rakuyo Maru), South China Sea, 12 September 1944, aged 25 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Commercial Banking Company of Sydney WW2 Honour Roll, Labuan Memorial, Labuan Federal Territory, Malaysia, Orange "Fallen of Orange" Memorial Banners, Orange Cenotaph, Orange Holy Trinity Anglican Church R A HOWSE Memorial Plaque, Orange WW2 Supreme Sacrifice Honour Board
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Bombardier, NX27998
4 Jun 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (WW2) , Lance Bombardier, NX27998, 2nd/15th Field Regiment, Paddington, NSW

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Dr. Cyril Breresford and Marjorie Clayre HOWSE, 33 Summer Street, Orange, NSW

A memorial tablet was unveiled in Holy Trinity Church, Orange, memory of L/Br. Richard Howse on Sunday afternoon, 3rd inst., in of the 23rd Field Btn., A.I.F., a loving token of  the esteem of his godfather, Dr. A. E. Colvin. The ceremony was attended by members of the family, his parents, Dr. and Mrs. C. B. Howse, his brothers, Dr. Neville and Peter Howse; sisters, Mrs. Ron McConochie and Miss Elizabeth Howse, Mrs. Neville Howse; aunts, Mesdames Reg. Treweeke and H. Hazelton; Dr. and Mrs. A. E. Colvin, Dr. and Mrs. J. T. Paton, and Mr. and Mrs. A. Dalziell. Rev. A. G. Halliday gave a very impressive address, after which the organist, Mr. O. Frost, played 'The Last Post' on the organ. The tablet, of bronze, has the rising sun and Australian Imperial Forces engraved on the top, and in the centre the words: 'In memory of L/Bdr. Richard Howse, 25th Field regiment, 29th  Battery. Lost in China Sea, on active service, on September 12, 1944. Age 26 year." And 'Splendid you passed, the great surrender made, into the light that never more shall  fade."

Letters were received from Mr. Bowman, Richard's grandfather, and also from his cousin, Mr. John Howse.