Livsey Howarth

First Name: 
Livsey
Last Name: 
Howarth
Mother's Name: 
Sarah Howarth nee Butterworth
Father's Name: 
Nathanial Howarth
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, April 3, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
35th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Monday, June 25, 1951
Place of Death: 
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney
Details: 

Livsey Howarth (Service No 2172) was born in Lancester, England.  Livsey's family emigrated to Australia in 1912.

At enlistment Livsey was single, 25 years old, worked as a labourer and lived at Port Kembla, N.S.W.  He embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A68 Anchises with 35th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement on 24th August 1916.

Livsey arrived in England on 11th October 1916 and joined 35th Battalion in France on 23rd November 1916.  His active service was brief as he was wounded in action on 14th March 1917 and evacuated to hospital in England for treatment of a severe gun shot wound to his right eye.

He was deemed unfit for further active service and repatriated to Australia in September 1917.  Livsey was discharged from the AIF, medically unfit, on 8th December 1917.

In 1919 he married Florence Draper in Wollongong, N.S.W. and they raised 3 children.

Livsey died in 1951 and is buried in Wollongong Cemetery.  His service is commemorated on the Wollongong War Memorial.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, HOWARTH L 2172

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