The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Howell
First Name:
Kenneth Jack
Nick Name:
Ken
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX5181
Company:
'C' Company. No. 10 Platoon.
Enlisted:
26.07.1940
DOB:
1.10.1913
Place of Birth:
Bridgetown, Western Australia
Father's Name:
David Howell
Mothers's Name:
Clara Howell
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Miner
Memorial:
Epitaph, Singapore Memorial, Column 136, Age 28.
Cause of Death:
Killed in action by a mortar bomb
Place of Death:
West Ulu Pandan
Date of Death:
11.02.1942
Buried:
Where killed at map reference 758128 by Major A. Cough Party on 21.12.1942.

General Description

Ken Howell lived and worked at Mt Margaret as a miner for a few years around 1937, recorded at Comet Vale in Electoral Roll.

Once enlisting he moved to Coogee nearer to  his family at Rockingham Road.

 

 

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Ken Howell was KIA at West Ulu Pandan on 11 Feb 1942 aged 28 years.  His body was unable to be recovered until 21 Dec 1942 by Major A Cough Party of 2/4th.

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