(Service number 26/245)
|First Rank||Rifleman||Last Rank||Rifleman|
|Date||38 May 1887||Place of Birth||Oamaru|
|Address at Enlistment||Oxford Street, Levin|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Miss Lily HOWE (sister), King Street, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|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|
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Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
Gunshot wounds to both legs. Left Leg amputated above knee.
|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|
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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