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Full Name: William Gladstone Howie
Rank Last Held: Second Lieutenant
Forename(s): William Gladstone
Surname: Howie
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 9/557
First Known Rank: Second Lieutenant
Next of Kin: John Howie, Waikiwi, Invercargill, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Waikiwi, Invercargill, New Zealand
Military District: Otago
Body on Embarkation: Main Body
Embarkation Unit: Otago Mounted Rifles
Embarkation Date: 16 October 1914
Place of Embarkation: Port Chalmers, New Zealand
Vessel: Ruapehu or Hawkes Bay
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Page on Nominal Roll: 346
Last Unit Served: Otago Mounted Rifles
Place of Death: Gibraltar to Gallipoli
Date of Death: 30 September 1915
Age at Death: 22
Year of Death: 1915
Cause of Death: Died of disease
Cemetery Name: Gibraltar (North Front) Cemetery, Gibraltar
Grave Reference: D. 3131.
Memorial Name: Memorial plaque, Bank of New Zealand (Officers of the BNZ who laid down their lives in the Great War AD 1914-1919), BNZ Arcade, Wellington, New Zealand
Biographical Notes: Son of John and Margaret Wright Howie.
Description of Image:
  • Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915
  • Memorial Plaque, Bank of New Zealand Arcade, Wellington (Photo Paul Hickford, 2014)
Additional Information: Text of the Memorial plaque, Bank of New Zealand Arcade, Wellington, New Zealand: 'In Memoriam: The names inscribed upon this tablet are those of officers of the Bank of New Zealand who laid down their lives in the Great War AD 1914-1919 waged against the nations of central Europe - Germany, Austria, Turkey and Bulgaria - who sought by force of arms to obtain world-wide dominion. In honour of their patriotism and valour. In admiration of their sacrifice. And in grateful perpetuation of their glorious and ennobling memory this monument is reverently dedicated. Their Name Liveth for Evermore.'
Archives NZ source:
Further References: Stowers, R. (2005). Bloody Gallipoli: the New Zealanders' story. Auckland, N.Z., David Bateman.
Sources Used: Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
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