Jason Howard

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Jason Howard
Howard Jason.jpg
Howard brothers 44th Bn NCOs 1918.jpg
Jason back row 4th from left Courtesy N Browning
Personal Information
Date of Birth Not known
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Place of Birth Ballarat, Victoria
Death 11 May 1953, aged 60
Place of Death Boulder, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 22 years, 8 months
Description 6 feet (1.83m) tall ; 157 lbs
71.214 kg
; fresh complexion ; grey eyes ; auburn hair
Occupation Sleeper hewer
Religion Church of England
Address Railway avenue, Kelmscott, Western Australia
Next of Kin Father , Mr David Charles Howard
Military Information
Reg Number 308
Date of Enlistment 17 Jan 1916
Rank Corporal
Unit/Formation 44th Battalion, B Company / 11th Brigade, 3rd Division
Date of Embarkation 6 Jun 1916 ‒ 26 Jul 1916
Ship Embarked On HMAT A29 Suevic
Date of Return 1 Jun 1919 ‒ 8 Jul 1919
Ship Returned On SS Somali
Fate Returned to Australia
Monument Kelmscott War Memorial]] (North panel)
[[Kelmscott Congregational Church Honour Board
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Medals British War Medal
Victory Medal



Pre War

War Service

Along with his brother Henry Ernest, he was an early member of the 44th Battalion's B Company, being posted to it 11 days after entering camp.

In England he had a brief spell in hospital during Oct 1916 before proceeding to France with 44th Battalion via Southampton on 25 Nov 1916.

Spent a week in the 9th Australian Field Ambulance with influenza in July 1917, and soon after, on 27 Oct 1917 was appointed Lance Corporal, and then promoted Corporal on 21 Nov 1917.

On 3 Jun 1918 he joined the 9th Training Battalion at Fovant, and after a month with the School of Instruction at Tidworth on a Rifle Course (including Lewis gun) he returned to the 9th Training Battalion as an Instructor on 17 Jul 1918 and remained there until the war ended.

Discharged 5th Military District 23 Aug 1919.


Post War

Electoral Roll entries - 1921 a sleeper hewer in "Sandy Springs" Bridgetown; 1925-31 a sleeper hewer living in Albany road, Kelmscott; 1943 a miner living at 59 Davis road Boulder with wife Grace Radiance Henrietta (who died in Carlisle 28 Sep 1975 aged 74). Grace (Radiance) in 1954 is at West Toodyay; 1963 at 360 Acton Ave, Kewdale; 1968-72 at 26 Jupiter street Carlisle.

Deaths - Howard. On May 11, 1953, at Belmont, Jason, the dearly loved husband of Radiance Howard of 59 Davis-street, Boulder aged 60 years.[1]

His Mother was still living in Kelmscott at time of his death.

References

  1. "Family Notices". The West Australian. 69, (20,844). Western Australia. 12 May 1953. p. 30. Retrieved 29 June 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 

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