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Full Name
Dallas Hillman Howe
Rank Last Held
Dallas Hillman
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
Occupation before Enlistment
Next of Kin
Mrs S.A. Howe (mother), Tararu Road, Thames, Coromandel, New Zealand
Marital Status
Enlistment Address
Tararu Road, Thames, Coromandel, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
30 Battalion
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 4
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 169
Military Awards
Mentioned in Despatches (MiD)
Last Unit Served
New Zealand Infantry, 8 Brigade Group
Place of Death
TarawaGilbert Islands
Date of Death
15 October 1942
Age at Death
Year of Death
Cause of Death
Executed by Japanese
Memorial Name
  • Bourail Memorial, Bourail New Zealand War Cemetery, New Caledonia
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
  • Betio Memorial, Tarawa, Kiribati
Memorial Reference
Panel 1.
Biographical Notes
Son of Clarence and Sarah Alice Howe, of Thames, Auckland
Description of Image
  • Bourail Memorial panels left Panel 1
  • Bourail Memorial, Panel 1. names
  • 2002 Betio Memorial, Tarawa, Kiribati
  • Panel 2002 Betio Memorial, Tarawa, Kiribati
  • Names inscribed 2002 Betio Memorial, Tarawa, Kiribati
Further References
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941)
  • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139.
  • Hall, D.O.W. (1950). Coastwatchers. In New Zealand in the Second World War, 1939-1945 : episodes & studies Vol. 2. Wellington: Historical Publications Branch. Digital copy URL:
  • Gillespie, O. (1952). The Pacific. Wellington, Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. Digital copy URL:
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:

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