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Private 6515

7th Battalion


His wife May Victoria Howard of Leongatha, Victoria

Leongatha, Victoria 30/3/1916

Age 41 years 8 months, 5' 5: 12 stone 2 pounds, blue eyes and light brown hair



Drowned in a creek at Leongatha on 15/9/1919 after he returned from the war.

He was buried in the Leongatha Cemetery on 18/9/1919

He and his family lived in Leongatha

30/3/16 He enlisted Leongatha
2/10/16 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Nestor
18/11/16 He disembarked Plymouth
10/4/17 Proceeded overseas from Folkstone
19/4/17 He was with his unit
21/5/17 He was in hospital in France
29/5/17 He joined his Battalion
2/6/17 He went to duty
19/2/18 He was transferred to the 1st Australian Division Salvage corps
15/3/18 He went on leave to England
1/1/18 He returned from leave
24/4/19 He went to England from Le Harve
25/4/19 He disembarked South Hampton
5/9/19 Arrived home on the Prinz Ludwig
15/9/19 He was found drowned in a Leongatha creek.
18/9/19 He was buried in Leongatha
16/9/1921 His wife May received the scroll. plaque
11/2/1923 She received his plaque
5/4/1923 She received his Victory Medal
He has an invalid report
George did not meet the initial recruitment criteria set in 1914 in that he was too old and did not meet the minimum height of 5�6? (he was only 5�5? tall). By the time he enlisted in 1916, however, the recruitment criteria had been relaxed and the Army apparently turned a blind eye to his adjusted age.
Many descendants of his brother Jim Howard live in the area



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HOWARD, George Henry

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