Alfred Francis Sidney Howes

First Name: 
Alfred
Middle Name: 
Francis Sidney
Last Name: 
Howes
Mother's Name: 
Sarah Howes nee Groff
Father's Name: 
John Howes
Date Enlisted: 
Wednesday, January 31, 1917
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
2nd Battalion
Awards: 
British War Medal
Date of Death: 
Friday, July 20, 1917
Place of Death: 
Cape Town, South Africa
Cause of Death: 
Cerebro spinal meningitis
Details: 

Alfred Howes (Service No 7482) was born in Sydney, N.S.W. around 1897.

Alfred was single and living & working as a farmer at Crooked River, Gerringong, N.S.W. when he enlisted at the age of 20.

He had first enlisted in December 1915, but was discharged in April 1916, having gone absent without leave.

Alfred embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A20 Hororata with 25th Reinforcements, 2nd Battalion, on 14th June 1917.  When the ship arrived in Capetown on the 19th July, Alfred was immediately admitted to hospital suffering from menigitis, and died at 2 am the following day.

Alfred is buried in Cape Town (Maitland) Cemetery, Woltemade, Cape Town, South Africa: Block I, Grave 121A.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, HOWES A F S 7482

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