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Dallas Hillman Howe

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  • Service number
    64056 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Private AWMM
    New Zealand Infantry, 8 Brigade Group, Signals Corps, New Zealand Coastwatchers AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Dallas Hillman AWMM
  • Surname
    Howe AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    64056 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW2 Labourer AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Tararu Road, Thames, Coromandel, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs S.A. Howe (mother), Tararu Road, Thames, Coromandel, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaigns
    Pacific AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    64056 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed or died while a Prisoner of War, Cause of Death AWMM
    Executed by Japanese AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Private AWMM
    New Zealand Infantry, 8 Brigade Group, Signals Corps, New Zealand Coastwatchers AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Clarence and Sarah Alice Howe, of Thames, Auckland AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    32 AWMM
  • Date of death
    15 October 1942 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed or died while a Prisoner of War AWMM
  • Place of death
    Tawara, Kiribati AWMM
  • Death notes
    Tarawa Gilbert Islands AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    • Bourail Memorial, Bourail New Zealand War Cemetery, New Caledonia AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Betio Memorial, Tarawa, Kiribati AWMM
  • Memorial reference
    • Panel 1. AWMM
  • Obituary

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  • On our way to Tarawa Island in the Kiribati Group to lay a wreath at the Dawn Parade on Anzac Day, on behalf of Dallas Hillman HOWE and the other 17 New Zealanders who were beheaded by the Japanese in 1942. RIP brave men.
    Public - Nolene - Direct descendant - 18 April 2016

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 4: WW2 169 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      "Tarawa Outrage, Massacre by Japanese", 23 Oct 1944 (copy of article in ACF27569) AWMM

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18 April 2016NoleneTauranga, New ZealandDirect descendant