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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
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: Military personnel file
Further References: New Zealand Historic Places Trust Register: Auckland Grammar War Memorial
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Military Service Record
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
  • Auckland Grammar School chronicle. [1913-]. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School.
Previous Military Experience: 6th Hauraki Regiment
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