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Archibald James Howlison

Male 1888 - 1916  (28 years)

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  • Name Archibald James Howlison 
    Born 1888  Double Bay, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 November 1916  Somme, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
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      Registration Number Last Name Given Name(s) Father's Given Name(s) Mother's Given Name(s) District

      Image from archive image shows he was first reported wounded on 14 Nov 1916 then missing then killed in action

      www.naa.gov.au - images on file
      HOWLISON Archibald James : Service Number - 724 : Place of Birth - Sydney NSW : Place of Enlistment - Liverpool NSW : Next of Kin - (Mother) PROVEST Louisa
      Series number
      B2455 Control symbol
      HOWLISON A J 724 Contents date range
      circa 1914 - circa 1920
      Access status
      Open Location

      War Memorial Hornsby
      Hornsby War Memorial was erected to commemorate the local men who served in World War 1. The monument is set in granite and is built of buff granite with panels inscribed in gold lettering with the names of those being honoured. It is located between the Pacific Highway and Station Street, Hornsby, opposite the Hornsby Railway Station.
      Below is a list of the local men who gave their lives during the war and are commemorated on the north facing panel of the memorial.
      The memorial was officially unveiled on the 27th April 1923 by Governor General Lord Forster.
      The information detailed below was compiled using information from four websites, the Australian War Memorial, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Firstworldwar.com, anzac.org and the published series titled “The Official History of Australia in the war of 1914-1918” by Charles Bean. The addresses of the websites are:
      Howlison, Archibald James
      Rank: Private
      Regiment: 19th Battalion, Australian Infantry
      Age: 27
      Place of Enlistment: Hornsby, NSW
      Date of Death: 14 November 1916
      Place of Death: Somme, France
      Battle: Somme
      Memorial/Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Amiens, France. No known grave.
      Relationships: Son of Louisa Provest (formerly Howlison), of 181, Falcon St, North Sydney, New South Wales, and the late Archibald Howlison.
      Other: Killed in action while crossing no man’s land. The Embarkation record gives his address as Peats Ferry Road, Hornsby, NSW and his surname is listed as Howlinson.

      Archibald James HOWLINSON
      Regimental number 724
      Place of birth Double Bay, New South Wales
      Religion Presbyterian
      Occupation Painter
      Address Peat's Ferry Road, Hornsby, New South Wales
      Marital status Single
      Age at embarkation 26
      Next of kin Mother, Mrs Louisa Provest, Peat's Ferry Road, Hornsby, New South Wales
      Enlistment date 19 May 1915
      Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll 19 April 1915
      Rank on enlistment Private
      Unit name 19th Battalion, B Company
      Embarkation details Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915
      Rank from Nominal Roll Private
      Unit from Nominal Roll 19th Battalion
      Fate Killed in Action 14 January 1916
      Age at death from cemetery records 27
      Place of burial No known grave
      Commemoration details Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France

      Villers-Bretonneux is a village about 15 km east of Amiens. The Memorial stands on the high ground ('Hill 104') behind the Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, Fouilloy, which is about 2 km north of Villers-Bretonneux on the east side of the road to Fouilloy.

      The Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux is approached through the Military Cemetery, at the end of which is an open grass lawn which leads into a three-sided court. The two pavilions on the left and right are linked by the north and south walls to the back (east) wall, from which rises the focal point of the Memorial, a 105 foot tall tower, of fine ashlar. A staircase leads to an observation platform, 64 feet above the ground, from which further staircases lead to an observation room. This room contains a circular stone tablet with bronze pointers indicating the Somme villages whose names have become synonymous with battles of the Great War; other battle fields in France and Belgium in which Australians fought; and far beyond, Gallipoli and Canberra.

      On the three walls, which are faced with Portland stone, are the names of 10,885 Australians who were killed in France and who have no known grave. The 'blocking course' above them bears the names of the Australian Battle Honours.

      After the war an appeal in Australia raised £22,700, of which £12,500 came from Victorian school children, with the request that the majority of the funds be used to build a new school in Villers-Bretonneux. The boys' school opened in May 1927, and contains an inscription stating that the school was the gift of Victorian schoolchildren, twelve hundred of whose fathers are buried in the Villers-Bretonneux cemetery, with the names of many more recorded on the Memorial. Villers-Bretonneux is now twinned with Robinvale, Victoria, which has in its main square a memorial to the links between the two towns.
      Panel number, Roll of Honour,
      Australian War Memorial 88
      Miscellaneous information from
      cemetery records Son of Louisa PROVEST (formerly HOWLISON), 181 Falcon Street, North Sydney, New South Wales, and the late Archibald HOWLISON
    Person ID I10667  Houliston Family Tree
    Last Modified 27 April 2009 

    Father Archibald Howlison,   b. 1853, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1892, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Mother Louisa Daley,   d. 1946, Hornsby, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1881  Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
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      Registration Number Groom's Surname Groom's Given Name(s) Bride's Last Name
      at Time of Marriage Bride's Given Name(s) District
    Family ID F2818  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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