HOWE, George
(Service number 47335)

First Rank Private Last Rank T/Sergeant


Date 27 October 1889 Place of Birth Oamaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment King Street, Timaru
Occupation Coach painter
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Miss L. HOWE (sister), King Street, Timaru
Religion Baptist
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 26th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
Date 9 June 1917
Transport Willochra
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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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

11 January 1918 - wounded & admitted to hospital - severe case

Post-war Occupations


Date 17 May 1988 Age 98 years
Place of Death Timaru
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 144, Plot 761
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

George Howe was born on 27 October 1889 at Oamaru, the fifth son of Thomas and Mercy (née Wenman) Howe. He was educated at Maerewhenua and Oamaru South schools. George was wounded and admitted to hospital on 11 January 1918. His was reported as a severe case. He married Adeline Marion Lowry in 1920 at Chalmers Church, Timaru. George Howe died on 17 May 1988, at the grand age of 98 years, and is buried in the Timaru Cemetery. His older brother, Alfred Howe, was killed in action in France in 1918, and another brother, Charles, also served in World War I. Both Charles and George nominated their sister Lilian (Lily) Howe as next-of-kin.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [30 May 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [30 May 2020]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [30 May 2020]; Timaru Herald, 24 January 1918, 2 February 1918 (Papers Past) [24 November 2013; 10 January 2016]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [30 May 2020]

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