HOWE, Charles
(Service number 26/245)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Rifleman


Date 38 May 1887 Place of Birth Oamaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Oxford Street, Levin
Occupation Butcher
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Miss Lily HOWE (sister), King Street, Timaru
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 4th Battalion, C Company
Date 5 February 1916
Transport Ulimaroa or Mokoia or Navua
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

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Prisoner of War Information

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


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Gunshot wounds to both legs. Left Leg amputated above knee.

Post-war Occupations


Date 8 September 1971 Age 84 years
Place of Death Auckland
Memorial or Cemetery Glenfield Cemetery, Auckland
Memorial Reference RSA Lawn, Row A, Plot 87
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Charles Howe was the fourth son of Thomas and Mercy (née Wenman) Howe. He was educated at Maerwhenua and Oamaru south schools. Private Charles Howe was reported wounded, by the newspaper of July 1916. He suffered gunshot wounds to both legs and had the left leg amputated above the knee. He suffered permanent disability. His brother Alfred was killed in action in 1918 in France, and his brother George, a coach painter at Timaru, was called up.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [26 January 2020]; Otag Witness, 26 July 1016 (Papers Past) [26 January 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [26 January 2020]; School Admission record [26 January 2020]; Glenfield Cemetery burial record (Auckland council) [26 January 2020]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [26 January 2020]

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