HOWELL, Victor Frederick
(Service number 7/1579)

First Rank Lance Corporal Last Rank


Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Care of R. Creeser, Waimate
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs A. D. HOWELL (mother), care of Mrs Ledger, 67 Coopers Cape Road, Beckenham, England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 7th Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Date 9 October 1915
Transport Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Military Awards

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No information

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Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
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Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 1 August 1982 Age 87 years
Place of Death Hawera
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Victor Frederick HOWELL was born on 21 May 1895 at Beckenham, Kent, England (not at Waimate, as is suggested in his personnel record). He was a son of Albert Daniel and Caroline (nee STUBB) HOWELL. In 1901 he was at home in Beckenham with his parents and sister. By 1911 he was boarding at Long Eaton, Derbyshire, probably for his education. Victor was one of the South Canterbury men who received an enthusiatic farewell when they left Timaru for Trentham on 25 August 1915. Headed by the 8th Regimental Band, they marched from the Drill Hall to the railway station, where the mayor complimented them and assured them of a hearty welcome on their return. The crowds who thronged the station and its precincts, cheered the departing soldiers again and again. Victor Frederick HOWELL married Edna Esther KIMPTON in 1921 in New Zealand. .


Cenotaph Database [17 January 2015]; Timaru Herald, 26 August 1915 (Papers Past) [18 January 2015]; 1901, 1911 census returns England ( [18 January 2015]

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