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Robert Albert Howarth



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Albert AWMM
  • Surname
    Howarth AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 30849 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    22 December 1913 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1941 AWMM 88 Queen's Drive, Houghton Bay, Wellington AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs. R.E. Howarth, 88 Queen's Drive, Houghton Bay, Wellington (w) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1941 AWMM Married/WWII AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 30849 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1941 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.169 Clerk 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.169
    2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.169
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Rachel Ester Gastin. Married 28 August 1926. Son of Oswald John Howarth and Elinor Ammon, both school teachers of Native Schools at Hokianga. Both spoke fluent Maori and taught all their lives all over New Zealand. Family source.

    Robert balloted a farm at Horomanga Road, Galatea, Rotorua, 1958. Had a family of four children: John, Raymond, Sharon and Deirdre. Before gaining his own farm he worked for Shell Oil Co., Taihape, farmed at Purangi for his uncles, Bill and Alf Ammmon, and leased a town milk supply farm, Papakai Road, Taihape. After he sold the Galatea farm he joined Waipa Sawmills as a clerk and lived in James Street, Rotorua. Family source.

    When he died there was a RSA Military Farewell on Haupapa Street, Rotorua. Family source. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    18 May 2001 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • References
    • 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
      p.169 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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