Rifleman George William Howlett, 69595

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Name:  Rifleman George William Howlett, 69595

Date of Birth:  11.9.1891


Mother: Dalby Road, Anstey (formally The Green)

George: Tokomaru Bell’s Mill.

Parents Names: 

William Howlett deceased (Quarryman)

Hannah Lowe (formerly Howlett )

Occupation before the war:   Flax Worker with the Bells Mill Company NZ

Siblings Names:  Harold Edward b1907 died 1917

Date Died:   26.10.1918

Age:  28

Place of Death:   France

Place of Burial/Memorial:  Grevillers (new Zealand) Mem., France

Cause of death:   Died of wounds

Regiment:  2nd Battalion, 3rd NZ (Rifle) Brigade


Any other information (e.g. Service Record/ appearance etc)

  • Mother also known as Anna
  • He enlisted on 20 September 1917, at Wanganui, New Zealand
  • At the time of enlistment he had been resident in New Zealand for 3 ½ years.
  • He gave Mrs Denderson of The Café de Paris, Palmerston North, New Zealand as a friend for contact purposes, although his mother was given as next of kin.
  • He was 5 foot 9 ½ inches in height, weighed 134 pounds and had a chest measurement of 33 to 36 inches.
  • His complexion was described as sallow with brown eyes and light brown hair.
  • He gave his religion as Church of England.
  • He left Hannah (Anna) £40 on his death