Born in England, CoE. Enlisted 20 March 1916 at Fremantle age 25, labourer. Gave his address as Fremantle, WA and Nok father, John Howard of Hertsford, England. Embarked at Fremantle 18 July 1916 per Seang Bee. Served in France 1917-1918 and was gas wounded on 24 August 1918. On 7 December 1916 he married Ellen Mabel Sharp at St Mark’s Parish Church, London. RTA August 1918 and discharged 6 November 1919. Service medals: BWM and VM.