HOWARD, William Lewis
(Service number 54199)

First Rank Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant Last Rank


Date 2 May 1878 Place of Birth Saint Columb Major, Cornwall, England

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment St Andrews, South Canterbury
Occupation Storekeeper
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single on attesting; married in 1917
Next of Kin Mrs H. M. HOWARD (wife), St Andrews, Canterbury
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 34th Reinforcements, Auckland Infantry Regiment, A Company
Date 8 February 1918
Transport Ulimaroa
Embarked From Destination Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Post-war Occupations



Date 16 January 1954 Age 75 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

William Lewis Howard was the son of William Woodnut and Katherine (née Emery) Howard. He had been in New Zealand for 8 years when he attested. He was drawn in the first military service ballot for No. 10 (South Canterbury) recruiting district in November 1916. William married Hilda Marion Nicholls on 9 April 1917 at St Andrews. Their son, Norman Lewis Augustus Howard was born at Whare Nana, Timaru, on 30 August 1918, almost seven months after william had left.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [08 September 2019]; Timaru Herald, 25 November 1916 (Papers Past) [15 October 2015]

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