(Service number 47335)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||T/Sergeant|
|Date||27 October 1889||Place of Birth||Oamaru|
|Address at Enlistment||King Street, Timaru|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Miss L. HOWE (sister), King Street, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||26th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company|
|Date||9 June 1917|
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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
11 January 1918 - wounded & admitted to hospital - severe case
|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|
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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