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HOWIE who served New Zealand WWI & II

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the HOWIE soldiers who served their country during wars I & II
- taken from Auckland War Memorial Museum and will not be comprehensive -
If you would like others added please leave a comment (added after verified)

ALEXANDER WILLIAM Howie (1890-1967)
* served as: Trooper 13/2204
* with: Auckland Mounted Rifles, 6th Reinforcements, Auckland
* enlisted from: Motumaoha, Morrinsville
* embarkation: 14 August 1915 from Wellington
* next of kin: W. Howie, Motumaoha, Morrinsville,
* parents: William HOWIE & Emily Martha Gill ALLSWORTH (1856-1948)
... NOTES ...
* slightly wounded left foot Dec 15 1915
* brother Alfred killed in action Gallipoli 25 April 1915 (next)
* Alexander married Constance BISHOP (1899-1998) in 1920
* Alexander's siblings:
* 1888 - 1972 Lily Emily Howie (m.Charles Henry McINTYRE 1912)
* 1890 - 1967 Alexander William Howie
* 1891 - 1984 George Ralph Allsworth Howie (m.Bretta COLLARD 1919)
* 1894 - 1918 Alfred John Douglas Howie (see next)
* 1895 - 1895 Annie Beatrice Howie (aged 16 weeks)
* 1898 - 1981 Leslie Edwin Howie (m.Mildred Rosalinda CLARKE 1928)



ALFRED JOHN DOUGLAS Howie (1894-1915)
* served as: Sergeant 12/363
* with: Auckland Infantry Battalion, Main Body
* enlisted from: Motumaoha, Morrinsville
* embarkation: 16 October 1914 from Auckland
* next of kin: Mrs W. Howie, Moorhouse, Motumaoha, Morrinsville
* parents: William HOWIE & Emily Martha Gill ALLSWORTH
... NOTES ...
* Height: 5' 6" (1.6764m), Weight: 142 pounds (64.41kg)
* born in Patea, brother of Alexander William Howie above
* Attested at rank Private 11 August 1914; promoted to Sergeant 17 August 1914;
Declared missing from April 25th 1915
* reported missing April 25 to May 13 1915
* KILLED IN ACTION 25 April 1915 at Gallipoli
* MEMORIAL: 72 at Lone Pine Memorial, Anzac, Turkey


ANDREW Howie (1887-1957)
* served as: Lance Corporal 8/2954
* with: Otago Infantry Battalion, 7th Reinforcements
* enlisted from: 6 Sydney Street, North Invercargill
* embarkation: 9 October 1915 from Wellington
* next of kin: Mrs A. R. Howie (mother), 6 Sydney St, North Invercargill
* parents: Andrew Robertson (1854-1950) & Helen (1855-1930) Howie
... NOTES ...
* brother of William Howie below
* possibly born in Scotland
* possibly arrived on the steamer Devon into Auckland 11 Sep 1907, 1 of the 12 on board (from a total of 157 immigrants) who were bound for Port Chalmers
* Andrew married Robina Agnes PADGET (1895-1979) in 1921
- 4th of 7 children of Samuel Leonard PADGET & Mary Robina KAE


ARCHIE Howie
* served as: Private 8/1264
* with: Otago Infantry Battalion, 2nd Reinforcements
* enlisted from: Kelvin Street, Invercargill
* embarkation: 14 December 1914 from Wellington
* next of kin: Mrs Eva Howie (wife), Kelvin St, Invercargill
* parents: unknown
... NOTES ...
* Otago Daily Times 20 Oct 1916 BACK FROM THE WAR on the hospital ship Marama: 8/1264 Howie, A. J. (Mrs E. Howie, Invercargill)
* Archie J.? Archibald J.? & Eva not found after this
* there was an Andrew Howie at Coal Creek, West Coast
* Archibald Howie deaths on BDM as possibilities:
1881 - 1972 Archibald Howie
1887 - 1945 Archibald Howie


CHARLES Howie (1885-1918)
* served as: Private 62322
* with: NZEF, 30th Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
* occupation: Farmer
* embarkation: 13 October 1917 from Wellington
* next of kin: Mrs E. Howie (mother), Woodlands, Okotuku, Wanganui
* parents: Alexander HOWIE & Ellen HOOK
... NOTES ...
* Wanganui Herald 10 Oct 1878 HOWIE-HOOK, On the 9th inst, at Wanganui, by the Rev James Treadwell, Alexander Howie, junr., of Waverley, to Ellen Hook, of Wanganui. [Auckland papers please copy]
* born 30 Jan 1885 at Waverley, twin with Edwin Victor Howie
* KILLED IN ACTION 8 Oct 1918 Le Cateau, France aged 33
* I. B. 45. HONNECHY British Cemetery (Nord France)
* Wanganui Chronicle 22 Oct 1918 HOWIE - Killed in Action in France, on 8th October, Charles Howie, second son of Alexander and Ellen Howie, of Waverley
* Charles's siblings:
* 1879 - ? Alice Maude Howie (m.George Thomas KERR 1907)
* 1880 - ? Frederick Alexander Howie
* 1882 - 1964 Florence Annie Howie (m.Herbert Thomas AMON 1911)
* 1883 - ? Ada Kate Howie
* 1885 - 1918 Charles Howie (twin with Edwin)
* 1885 - 1968 Edwin Victor Howie (twin with Charles, also served)
* 1887 - 1954 Clara Ellen Howie
* 1889 - ? Anna Margaret Howie (born 9 May, twin with Lucy)
* 1889 - 1942 Lucy Mary Howie (born 9 May, twin with Anna)
* 1890 - 1898 Jessie Edith Howie (died aged 7.3 at Woodland, Waverley)
* 1892 - 1939 Richard Arthur Howie (m. Florence Bridget OUTTRAM 1919)


EDWIN VICTOR Howie (1885-1969)
* served as: Trooper 11/2321
* with: NZEF, Wellington Mounted Rifles, B Squadron, 10th reinforcements
* occupation: Farmer
* embarkation: 4 March 1916 from Wellington
* next of kin: John Howie (father), Waverley, Taranaki (see notes)
* parents: Alexander HOWIE & Ellen HOOK
... NOTES ...
* born 30 Jan 1885 at Waverley, twin with Charles Howie. At next of kin it lists his father as John Howie (maybe his father was also known as John Alexander or Alexander John)
* 2 Sep 1909 Messrs James and Gillman, land agents, Hawera, report an increasing demand in all classes of real estate ... sold Mr E. V. Howie's sheep run of 645 acres, Pirongia to an Eltham settler ... 300 acres of sheep country, Waitotara, sold to Mr E. V. Nowie of Pirongia
* 11 Nov 1915 The following men from the Patea and Waverley district will leave for Trentham Camp to join the 19th Reinforcements on Monday-next, 15th inst... Mounted: E. V. Howie, Waverley
* Edwin died 1 April 1969 & buried Te Awamutu cemetery


GRAHAM CARGILL Howie (1921-1945)
* served as: Flight Lieutenant NZ416118
* with: Royal New Zealand Air Force, 16 Squadron
* enlisted from: unknown
* campaign: Pacific
* next of kin: Norman & Enid Howie of Kiwitahi, Morrinsville
* parents: Norman James Alexander HOWIE (1892-1973) & Enid Lois CARGILL (1895-1985). Enid was a daughter of Isabella Emily Nicol & William Clement Cargill who was the proprietor/editor of the 'Wairarapa Star' (he later changed the name to the 'Wairarapa Age'), the 'Weekly Star' & the 'Eketahuna Mail' from 1892-1902 then later the 'Patea County Press' which was published Mon, Wed & Fridays & the 'Pukekohe Times'. They later moved to Wanganui where he was a member of the Wanganui Education Board. They moved to Morrinsville and he was the Managing Director of the Cargill Publishing Company which published the 'Morrinsville Star', the 'Matamata Record' and the 'Putaruru Press'. He was an avid tennis & cricket player and represented Wairarapa, Wanganui and Taranaki
... NOTES ...
* Graham died on active service over the Pacific on 13 June 1945 aged 24 & buried Grave 5.02 at Bourail New Zealand War Cemetery, New Caledonia


HAROLD GEORGE Howie (1893-1971)
* served as: Corporal 12/2622
* with: Auckland Infantry Battalion, 6th Reinforcements
* enlisted from: Morrinsville, Waikato
* embarkation: 14 August 1915 from Wellington
* next of kin: George Howie (father), Morrinsville
* parents: George HOWIE (1856-1935) & Helen Catherine MATHIESON (1867-1950)
... NOTES ...
* mothers name was Helen or Hellen or Ellen
* he had a sister, 1890-1853 Margaret Jane Mathieson Howie who married Vincent William SIMMS (1889-1952) in 1912
* 7 May 1915 TRENTHAM CAMP APPOINTMENTS OF N.C.O's - A. Company, 6th Reinforcements - Lance-Corporal H. G. Howie to be Corporal
* 25 Oct 1916 Reported dangerously ill from wounds
* 13 Nov 1916 Removed from the dangerously ill list
* 13 Feb 1917 Reported seriously ill
* 21 Feb 1917 Removed from seriously ill list
* Harold married Gladys Henley PHILPOTT (1897-1970) in 1920
* 15 March 1920 A popular wedding took place at Knox Presbyterian Church, Morrinsville, on Wednesday the 11th, when Mr H. G. Howie, second son of Mr and Mrs G. Gowie of Morrinsville, was married to Miss Gladys H. Philpott, second daughter of Mr and Mrs Philpott, also of Morrinsville. The bride, who was given away by her father, was attended by her cousin, Miss R. Henley, of Auckland, as bridesmaid and the best man was Mr P. Balme


JAMES Howie
* served as: Private SA2791
* with: Reserves sailing with 5th, South African War
* enlisted from: unknown
* embarkation: on the 'Waimate' 31 March 1900 from Wellington
* next of kin: not known
* parents: unknown
... NOTES ...
* the Waimate sailed with the Wellington, Nelson & West Coast districts Contingents with 13 officers, 268 men (71 Reserves) & 233 horses. Originally the Fifth Contingent was raised in response to a British request for 500 mounted troops who would be able to serve with already established British units.
* wonderfully descriptive story on the embarkation and departure of the Waimate
... here the last farewells were said. It was a few minutes to 3 when the men for the Waimate started to march through the last barricade on the wharf. A party of three or four girls who had taken up a station by the gangway of this troopship were kissed and kissed again and yet again, by departing "Tommies". Another fair maid ruined an attractive white muslin dress by scrambling up the ships' side and on to the top of the horse-boxes for a final embrace from her departing soldier boy ...


JAMES ARCHIBALD Howie (1888-1952)
* served as: Private 71018
* with: NZEF, 37th Reinforcements Specialists Company
* enlisted from: unknown
* embarkation: 16 May 1918 from Wellington
* next of kin: David Howie (father), Kaitangata, Otago
* parents: David HOWIE (1861-1943) & Margaret McPherson DOBBIE (1864-1929)
... NOTES ...
* James married Ivy Charlotte Swift MARSH (1894-1959) 1924
* James (& his parents) buried Te Awamutu
* James's siblings:
* 1885 - 1889 Elizabeth Steel Howie (died aged 4)
* 1886 - ? John Howie
* 1888 - 1952 James Archibald Howie
* 1890 - 1910 Hugh Howie (died aged 19)
* 1892 - 1975 Catherine Hendrie Howie (m.Arthur Richard THOMAS 1915)
* 1894 - 1990 William Andrew Howie (also served, see below)
* 1895 - 1966 Robert Howie (also served, see below)
* 1901 - ? Margaret McPherson Dobbie Howie (m.John Edward Higgins SULLIVAN 1919)


JAMES FRANK Howie (1920-2009)
* served as: Lance Corporal 458985
* with: New Zealand Infantry Brigade, 2nd NZEF
* enlisted from: Koeke, Taihape
* embarkation: the 2nd embarked 1 April - 30 June 1943
* next of kin: Mr F. R. Howie (father), Wharenui, Taihape
* parents: possibly Frank Randolph HOWIE (1885-1979) & Florence May AMADIO (1885-1960)
... NOTES ...
* James died 17 July 2009 aged 89 in Taupo (as did Frank Randolph), Florence May died in Taihape


JAMES LESLIE Howie (1893-1918)
* served as: Private 12/748
* with: Auckland Infantry Battalion, 2nd Battalion
* enlisted from: c/o *Mrs E. A. Cain, Gordonton, Waikato
* embarkation: 16 October 1914 from Auckland
* next of kin: J. Howie (father), Ohiro Rd, Brooklyn, Wellington
* parents: James HOWIE (1867-1926) & Ana WHITE (1867-1951)
... NOTES ...
* James was KILLED IN ACTION 1 Sep 1918 Havrincourt, France aged 25
* husband of Margaret K. Howie, 166, West Graham St, Glasgow, Scotland
* Special Mem. C. 15. Bancourt British Cemetery
* 19 Sep 1918 CASUALTY AT THE FRONT - Private James Leslie Howie, reported killed in action in Franc on 31st August, was the only son of Mr James Howie, of Ohiro-road. He was a native of Wellington and received his education at the Brooklyn School and Wellington College. At the time of his enlistment he was engaged in farming pursuits n the Waikato. He left with the Main Body, was at the landing at Gallipoli, and afterwards served in France, where he was wounded at the battle of the Somme. Private Howie was invalided to England, and after recovery proceeded again to France, where he remained till the end came. The school flag at Brooklyn on Wednesday was hoisted out of respect to the memory of the deceased soldier and old scholar
* Mrs E. A. Cain is listed on a number of soldiers who left for war. She was possibly Elizabeth Anne SIDWELL who married William George Cain in 1885. These men would have worked for them (Gordonton being chiefly a farming area)
* his parents were cremated at Karori
* James's siblings:
* 1893 - 1918 James Leslie Howie
* 1895 - Alice Irene Howie (m.William Leslie SCADDEN 1923)
* 1898 - Ana Elvira Howie (m.Hilton Palmer SECKER 1922)
* 1907 - Erica Brantsby Howie (m.Bertram Charles GINDERS 1926)


JOSEPH COLQUHOUN Howie (1888-1915)
* served as: Trooper 11/641
* with: Wellington Mounted Rifles, Main Body
* enlisted from: Kaponga, Taranaki
* embarkation: 16 October 1914 from Wellington
* next of kin: Mrs M. Howie (mother), North End, Invercargill
* parents: Joseph Colguhoun (1854-1912) & Margaret Ward (1855-1938) HOWIE
... NOTES ...
* KILLED IN ACTION Gallipoli 9 August 1915 aged 28
* Joe Colquhoun & Margaret Howie of 201 Bowmont St, Enwood, Invercargill
* MEMORIAL: Panel 5 at Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Chunuk Bair Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey
* brother of Nicolas Ward Howie (see siblings below)
* his father died suddenly of heart failure on 7 Feb 1912 whilst riding home on his bicycle from an exciting day of bowls in the Four Rink Championship at Invercargill. He was 58. He left a widow and "grown up family"
* some of the family at Wellington
* Joseph's siblings:
* 1884 - 1953 Thomas Howie
* 1886 - 1950 Margaret Howie (married Samuel IRWIN 1913)
* 1887 - 1915 Joseph Colquhoun Howie
* 1890 - 1945 Nicholas Ward Howie (m.Frances Amy MUTCH 1920)
* 1891 - 1962 Agnes Martin Howie (m.John HAMILTON 1920)


JOHN KENWARD 'Jack' Howie (1918-2009)
* served as: Signalman 34912
* with: Second NZEF, 2 Divisional Signals
* enlisted from: 75 Brougham St, Mount Victoria, Wellington
* embarkation: the 2nd embarked 1 April - 30 June 1943
* next of kin: Alison Howie (wife), 19 Joll St, Karori, Wellington
* parents: unknown
... NOTES ...
* Jack married Alison NICOLL, daughter of George Sutherland NICOLL (1876-1950) & Alice May SINNET (1880-1946), early settlers of Wellington, living in Joll Street when there was about 500 people in Karori. George Nicoll was a well-known horticulturist, was first secretary of the Karori Horticultural Society and later became president
* Jack died 30 Jan 2009 in Pakuranga, Auckland aged 91


JOHN RUSKIN Howie (1896-1966)
* served as: Sergeant 43891
* with: NZEF, 32nd Reinforcements New Zealand Field Artillery
* occupation: Commercial traveller
* embarkation: 21 November 1917 from Wellington
* next of kin: John Howie (father), Waikiwi, Invercargill
* parents: John HOWIE & Margaret Wright TODD (1869-1941)
... NOTES ...
* brother of William Gladstone Howie below
* John's siblings:
* 1889 - 1972 Helen Merrie Howie (m.Francis Cecil LOPDELL 1923)
* 1891 - 1967 Elizabeth Wright Howie (m.Frederick John Charles WILSON 1921)
* 1893 - 1918 William Gladstone Howie (also served)
* 1895 - 1960 Mary Findlay Howie (m.John Willet WITHELL 1923)
* 1896 - 1966 John Ruskin Howie
* 1898 - 1980 James Jefferies Howie (m.Alice Evelina ANDERSON 1925)
* 1900 - 1968 Arthur Hallam Howie
* 1902 - 1936 Alfred Tennyson Howie (Dr Howie died Cromwell, buried Auckland)
* 1905 - 1990 Allan Ramsay Howie (m.Mary Jane VICKER 1931)
* 1908 - ? Margaret Wright Howie


KENNETH BURR Howie (1892-1915)
* served as: Sergeant 11/535
* with: Wellington Mounted Rifles, Main Body
* enlisted from: No. 2 Line, Wanganui,
* embarkation: 16 October 1914 from Wellington
* next of kin: Thomas William Howie, 'Learney' No. 2 Line, Wanganui
* parents: Thomas William 'Willie'HOWIE (1865-1941) & Annie Catherine Harvey BURR (1870-1954)
... NOTES ...
* Wanganui Chronicle 14 Oct 1891 HOWIE-BURR, At the residence of the bride's parents, Rawene, Hokianga, on the 14th october, Thomas William Howie to Annie Catherine Burr
* Kenneth attended Matarawa School
* he was KILLED IN ACTION 17 Aug 1915 Gallipoli aged 22
* Hill 60 (New Zealand) Memorial, Hill 60 Cemetery, Turkey
* Kenneth's siblings:
* 1892 - 1915 Kenneth Burr Howie
* 1894 - 1978 Margaret Jane Howie
* 1898 - 1979 Bessie Young Howie
* 1898 - 1898 unnamed baby Howie (died aged 4 hours)
* 1900 - ? Ellen Gordon Howie
* 1907 - 1991 John Alexander Howie
* 1911 - 1997 Isabel Annie Catherine Howie


NICHOLAS WARD Howie (1889-1945)
* served as: Private 59650
* with: NZEF, 33rd Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
* occupation: Carpenter
* embarkation: 31 December 1917 from Wellington
* next of kin: Mrs Margaret Ward Howie (mother), c/o Mrs S. Irwin, Carlton Avenue, Gonville, Wanganui (home of daughter Margaret)
* parents: Joseph Colguhoun (1854-1912) & Margaret Ward (1855-1938) HOWIE
... NOTES ...
* brother of Joseph Colquhoun Howie (1887-1915) above
* Evening Post 27 Feb 1945 HOWIE - The Friends of the late Nicholas Ward Howie, No. 59650, of 133 Darlington Rd., Miramar, are invited to attend his Funeral, which will leave our Chapel, 25 Kent Tce., Tomorrow (Wednesday), February 28, 1945, at the conclusion of the Service, which commences at 10 a.m., for the Soldiers Cemetery, Karori. E. Morris, jun., Ltd
their siblings:
* 1886 - 1950 Margaret Howie (married Samuel IRWIN 1913)
* 1887 - 1915 Joseph Colquhoun Howie
* 1890 - 1945 Nicholas Ward Howie (m.Frances Amy MUTCH 1920)
* 1891 - 1962 Agnes Martin Howie (m.John HAMILTON 1920)


NORMAN Howie (1877-1964)?
* served as: Rifleman 29405
* with: NZRB, 12th Reinforcements 1st Battalion, E Company
* occupation: Farmer
* embarkation: 11 October 1916 from Wellington
* next of kin: J.M. Howie (father), Ironmaster, 56 Sholebroke Avenue, Leeds, England
* parents: unknown
... NOTES ...
* Norman possibly married Leah Elizabeth CLARK (1905-1972) in 1928


OLIVER GEORGE Howie (1895-1972)
* served as: Private 12/3689
* with: NZEF, 9th Reinforcements Auckland Infantry Battalion, A Company
* occupation: Clerk
* embarkation: 8 January 1916 from Wellington
* next of kin: Mrs H. Howie (mother), Ormond, Gisborne
* parents: James Oliver HOWIE (1863-1941) & Helen Eugene (nee MURPHY, formerly HARPER 1867-1934)
... NOTES ...
* Oliver's mother Helen had first married James Davidson Harper (1852-1893, schoolmaster of Ormond School, Gisborne, buried Makaraka) on 24 Sep 1887. Their son, Lance Corporal 14808, Walter Charles Harper was killed in action Ypres, 12 Oct 1917 aged 27. Helen next married James Oliver Howie on 26 March 1895. She next married Lionel MacLean. Helen is buried with her 2nd husband, James Howie, Plot 18, Block ORM2 at Ormond cemetery
* Oliver married Mabel Elizabeth EADE (1897-1970) in 1923
* they are buried together Plot 434, Block 28 at Taruheru cemetery
* Oliver's siblings:
* 1895 - 1972 Oliver George Howie
* 1900 - 1984 Inez Rose Howie (died Gisborne 3 May 1984 as MacLean)
* 1904 - 1969 Clarence Bernard Howie
* Oliver's step siblings:
* 1888 - 1972 Arthur Reginald Harper
* 1890 - 1917 Walter Charles Harper


PETER Howie
* served as: Private 10/3910
* with: NZEF, 10th Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Battalion, B Company
* occupation: Mill Hand
* embarkation: 4 March 1916 from Wellington
* next of kin: Andrew Howie (brother), Dartford Heath, Dartford, Kent England
* parents: unknown
... NOTES ...
* 17 June 1916 Reported wounded, admitted to hospital, Peter Howie, upper extremities, compound fracture, June 5 - H. A. Howie, Dartford Heath, Kent, England (brother)
* 5 July 1922 ANZAC DAY Commemorations in Britain - Mr Peter Howie, late of the New Zealand Infantry, who has his home at Walton-on-Thames, has written to the local paper thanking the people for their great interest in the day of remembrance. "I shall be pleased," he says, "if you will allow me to express, on behalf of the ex-New Zealand soldiers living in Walton and district, our sincere thanks to the St John Ambulance Corps, the British Legion and other ex-service men, Boy Scouts, Girl Guides, the band, the inhabitants of Walton, etc., who turned out in such large numbers on Anzac Day to do honour to our brave comrades from New Zealand who died for the right. It would have warmed the hearts of our kith and kin in New Zealand if they could have been present to have seen the loyalty shown, and the beautiful floral tributes placed on the graves in the local cemetery. Walton has not forgotten Anzac Day."


RAYMOND BEATON Howie (1896-1918)
* served as: Private 70698
* with: NZEF, 37th Reinforcements A Company
* occupation: Labourer
* embarkation: 9 May 1918 from Wellington
* next of kin: Mrs T. Howie (mother), Hunterville
* parents: Thomas Higgie Ironside HOWIE (1862-1908) & Elspeth Graham WATT (1865-1954). Elspeth was a child of Alexander WATT & Ann GERRIE from Scotland who arrived on the Queen of the Avon in 1859 then sailed up to Wanganui on the schooner Tyne
... NOTES ...
* Raymond was KILLED IN ACTION 26 Oct 1918 Le Cateau, France aged 21
* Grave I. D. 7. at RUESNES Communal Cemetery, Nord, France
* Raymond's siblings:
* 1891 - 1893 Algernon Watt Howie (died aged 2)
* 1892 - 1892 Bramwell Howie (died aged 14 days)
* 1894 - 1945 Naomi Irene Howie (m.John Arthur HUNTER 1921)
* 1896 - 1918 Raymond Beaton Howie
* 1899 - 1966 Beryl Elsie Howie
* 1901 - 1995 Coral Annie Howie (m.Cuthbert HOLLOBON 1930)
* 1904 - 1996 Gavin Charles Watt Howie (m.Nora Edith WRIGHT 1927)
* 1906 - ? Selby David Howie (m.Doris Jane PATERSON (1911-1934) 1931)


ROBERT Howie (1895-1966)
* served as: Private 54186
* with: NZEF, 29th Reinforcements Specialists Company, Machine-Gun Section
* occupation: Trucker
* embarkation: 15 August 1917 from Wellington
* next of kin: David Howie (father), Salcombe Street, Kaitangata
* parents: David HOWIE (1861-1943) & Margaret McPherson DOBBIE (1864-1929)
... NOTES ...
* brother of James Archibald Howie above
* died 2 May 1966 in Dunedin


ROBERT AXEL Howie (1909-1941)
* served as: Sergeant 23430
* with: 2nd NZEF, 11 Forestry Company, 23 Infantry Battalion
* enlisted from: Tokanui, Southland
* embarkation: the 2nd embarked 1 April - 30 June 1943
* next of kin: Mrs S. M. Howie (wife), 292 Elles Rd, Invercargill
* parents: Alexander Hutchinson HOWIE (1882-1962) & Maud May CLARK (1881-1941) from Victoria, Australia who married in Melbourne in 1903 then moved to Dunedin & Wellington
... NOTES ...
* had a brother Stanley James Howie (1907-1966), died in Dunedin
* Robert married Rita June/Jane CLELLAND (1911-1936) in 1931. He possibly remarried to the above S. M. Howie between 1936-1941
* Robert died on active service 21 May 1941 in Crete aged 32
* Memorial: Face 13. Athens Memorial, Phaleron War Cemetery, Greece


STANLEY GEORGE Howie (1894-1958)
* served as: Corporal 6/1318
* with: Canterbury Infantry Battalion, 2nd Reinforcements
* enlisted from: Stillwater, West Coast
* embarkation: 14 December 1914 from Wellingotn
* next of kin: Mrs Rose Howie, Palmerston, Otago
* parents: David Sloan HOWIE (1861-1938) & Rose May SUMMERALL (1863-1936)
... NOTES ...
* 19 May 1915 OUR WOUNDED, Lance-corporal Stanley George Howie (Canterbury Infantry), who has been wounded, is 20 years of age. He is the younest son of Mr David Howie, Palmerston (Otago). Before his departure for the front he was made the recipient of numerous presents from the people of Stillwater, where he was stationed as a cadet on the railway for about two years. He was very popular, and made a great name on the West Coast as a footballer, last year being Captain of the West Coast Juniors. It is worthy of note that Mr David Howie's three sons have volunteered for King and country. The eldes, Walter Howie, of Mercer, Auckland, will go into training at Trentham shortly, and David Howie, jun., is at present with the Third Reinforcements at the Dardanelles (in the Canterbury Infantry also)
* 25 June 1915 ARRIVED AT MALTA June 17th, Lance-Corporal Stanley Geore Howie
* Stanley's siblings:
* 1886 - 1942 William 'David' Howie (also served, see below)
* 1887 - ? Walter John Howie (also served, see below)
* 1891 - 1977 Lilias Emma Howie (m.Isaac David Proudfoot BLACKIE 1918)
* 1894 - 1958 Stanley George Howie


THELMA DOREEN Howie (1914-2009) (aka George)
* served as: Sister 810193
* with: Second NZEF, New Zealand Army Nursing Service, Papakura District
* occupation: Nurse in Auckland
* embarkation on: HS Oranje & 1 NZ General Hospital
* next of kin: Mrs F. H. George (mother), Auckland
* parents: unknown
... NOTES ...
* born 28 Aug 1914, died 3 Feb 2009 in Taumarunui aged 94
* read also Medical Units of 2 NZEF in Middle East and Italy ... in October 1941 two hundred girls had enlisted in the Army through the Women's War Service Auxiliary (WWSA), which later became the New Zealand Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, with a consequent change in the appellation of its members from 'Wassies' to 'Waacs'. The nursing section was drawn from the voluntary aids of the Order of St. John and the New Zealand Red Cross Society, and its members were required to have had a minimum of 60 hours' hospital training, but many of them had given voluntary service over a period of many months in various emergency medical centres ...


WALTER JOHN Howie
* served as: Corporal 12/3051
* with: Auckland Infantry Battalion, 7th reinforcements
* enlisted from: N.Z. Railways, Mercer, South Auckland
* embarkation: 9 October 1915 at Wellington
* next of kin: Mrs R. Howie (mother), Palmerston, Otago
* parents: David Sloan HOWIE (1861-1938) & Rose May SUMMERALL (1863-1936)
... NOTES ...
* brother of Stanley George Howie above
* 14 July 1916 WOUNDED on 25 June, Corporal Walter John Hoiwe (Mrs Rose Howie, Palmerston, Otago, mother)


WILLIAM Howie (1841-1918) - New Zealand Wars
* born in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland
* served as: #1742
* with: 3rd Waikato Militia Regiment, substitute soldier
* enlisted from: Cambridge, Waikato 29 Sep 1866
* enrolled: 12 March 1872 in Cambridge Cavalry Volunteers
* next of kin: Catherine Howie, his wife, at Cambridge
* parents: unknown
... NOTES ...
* William married Catherine LAMB (1847-1899) 30 Dec 1867 in Onehunga, Auckland
* they farmed in Pukerimu until 1894 & later moved to Paeroa
* he died 23 Feb 1918 in Paeroa & buried Lot 13, Block 1, PRO at Pukerimu Lawn, Ohinemuri. His wife Catherine died 9 March 1899 (database has 1999) & is buried Lot 325, PRO at Pukerimu
* the known children of William & Catherine
* 1871 - 1936 James Howie
* 1872 - 1917 Elizabeth Hardy Howie (m.James QUINN 1893)
* 1874 - 1945 Amelia Helen Howie (m.William Paterson BENTON 1895)
* 18?? - ? Agnes Howie
* 1877 - ? Mary Howie
* 1878 - 1898 Emma Jane Howie (buried with mother)
* 18?? - ? Helen Howie
* 1883 - 1910 Kate Maria Howie
* 1886 - ? Alexina Howie
* 18?? - ? Henrietta Agnes Howie (adopted)


WILLIAM Howie
* born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1893/4
* served as: Gunner 2/223
* with: NZ Field Artillery Brigade, Main Body, Otago District
* enlisted from: Wright, Stephenson, and Co., Dunedin
* embarkation: 16 October 1914 from Wellington
* next of kin: Mrs Helen Howie, Sydney Street, Invercargill
* parents: Andrew Robertson Howie (1854-1950) & Helen (1855-1930) Howie
... NOTES ...
* Otago Daily Times 22 June 1915 - THE DARDANELLES Roll of Honour, New Zealand. DIED OF WOUNDS: 2/223, Gunner WILLIAM HOWIE, June 18 (next of kin, Mrs Helen Howie, 6 Sydney street, Invercargill)
* Grey River Angus 22 June 1915 - DIED OF WOUNDS on June 18th, 1915, FIELD ARTILLERY BRIGADE: 2/223 Gunner William Howie
* CWGC does not list him dead
* CENOTAPH does not list him dead
* NZ WAR GRAVES PROJECT lists him: Son of Andrew Robertson Howie (1854-1950) and Helen (1855-1930) Howie, of 125, Conyers St, Invercargill. Born at Edinburgh, Scotland. Served in France and at Gallipoli. Died 18 March 1918 aged 23
* brother of Andrew Howie above


WILLIAM Howie
* served as: Lance Corporal 55497
* with: NZEF, 28th Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
* occupation: Tailor
* embarkation: 26 July 1917 from Wellington
* next of kin: Miss Bella Whyte (aunt), 7 Mill Street, Alyth, Scotland
* parents: unknown


WILLIAM ANDREW Howie (1895-1990)
* served as: Private 69951
* with: NZEF, 36th Reinforcements C Company
* occupation: Railway Fireman & Engine Driver
* embarkation: 23 April 1918 from Wellington
* next of kin: Mrs D. Howie (mother), Mount Zion, Kaitangata, Otago
* parents: David HOWIE (1861-1943) & Margaret McPherson DOBBIE (1864-1929)
... NOTES ...
* brother of James Archibald & Robert Howie above
* William died in Balclutha Hospital 15 March 1990 aged 95 & ashes returned


WILLIAM DAVID Howie 1886-1942
* served as: 6/1574 in WWI & 3/25/13 in WWII
* with: New Zealand Infantry Guards Vital Points, Canterbury Regiment, 1st Battalion
* enlisted from: Waimate
* campaigns: Gallipoli & Western Front
* next of kin: Mrs Rose Howie (mother), Palmerston, Otago
* parents: David Sloan HOWIE (1861-1938) & Rose May SUMMERALL (1863-1936)
... NOTES ...
* William died 3 Dec 1942 aged 55 & buried Section 2. Block L. Riverton Cemetery, Riverton, Southland


WILLIAM GLADSTONE Howie (1893-1915)
* served as: Second Lieutenant 9/557
* with: Otago Mounted Rifles, main Body
* enlisted from: Waikiwi, Invercargill
* embarkation: 16 October 1914 from Dunedin
* next of kin: John Howie, Waikiwi, Invercargill
* parents: John HOWIE & Margaret Wright TODD (1869-1941)
... NOTES ...
* brother of John Ruskin Howie (see above for siblings)
* William DIED OF DISEASE 30 Sep 1915 aged 22 Gibraltar to Gallipoli & buried
D. 3131. Gibraltar (North Front) Cemetery, Gibraltar
* 8 Oct 1915 Lieutenant William Gladstone Howie, who has died at Gibraltar from enteric, was born at Waikiwi, Southland, and was educated at the Waikiwi Public School and the Southland High School. He was the eldest son of Mr John Howie, of Waikiwi, and grandson of the late Mr Thomas Todd, the well-known pottery manufacturer. Lieutenant Howie was employed in the Invercargill branch of the Bank of New Zealand, and took a keen interest in defence. He sat for his lieutenant's examination some eighteen months ago, and scored highly. When war broke out he pronptly offered his services, and was placed in charge of the machine-gun section attached to the Otago Mounted Rifles with a Lieutenant's commission


PHOTO
the S.S. Waimate 31 March 1900

departing with the 5th NZ Contingent for South Africa from Wellington
see James Howie
taken from Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries

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