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Full Name
Alfred John Douglas Howie
Rank Last Held
Sergeant
Forename(s)
Alfred John Douglas
Surname
Howie
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
12/363
Gender
Male
Date of Birth
4 January 1894
Place of Birth
Waverley, Taranaki, New Zealand
Religion
Presbyterian
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Farmer
Next of Kin
Mrs W. Howie, Motumaoha, Morrinsville, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Motumaoha, Morrinsville, New Zealand
Physical Description
  • Height: 5 foot 6 inches
  • Weight: 142 pounds
Enlistment Date
11 August 1914
Military District
Auckland
Body on Embarkation
Main Body
Embarkation Unit
Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation Date
16 October 1914
Place of Embarkation
Auckland, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Star of India or Waimana
Destination
Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number
Vol1
Page on Nominal Roll
346
Military Awards
  • 1914-1915 Star
  • British War Medal (1914-1920)
  • Victory Medal
Last Unit Served
Auckland Infantry Battalion
Place of Death
Gallipoli, Turkey
Date of Death
25 April 1915
Age at Death
21
Year of Death
1915
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Memorial Name
  • Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey
  • Auckland Grammar School War Memorial, New Zealand
Memorial Reference
72
Biographical Notes
  • Son of William and Emily Martha Gill Howie, of Moorhouse, Morrinsville, Piako.
  • Attested at rank Private 11 August 1914; promoted to Sergeant 17 August 1914
  • Declared missing from April 25th 1915
Description of Image
  • Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915
  • Auckland Grammar School War Memorial, Panel 1, bronze plaque, names Brown - Darrow (Photo P. Baker 2008)
Archives NZ source
Further References
Sources Used
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Military Service Record
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • Auckland Grammar School chronicle. [1913-]. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School.
Previous Military Experience
6th Hauraki Regiment
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