Howell-Price Family

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Accession Number PR83/088
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: 17.5 cm; Wallet/s: 5
Object type Papers
Maker Howell-Price, Frederick Phillimore
Howell-Price, John
Howell-Price, Owen Glendower
Howell-Price, Philip Llewellyn
Howell-Price, Richmond Gordon
Date made 1916-1978
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 749/048/044
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Source credit to This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.
Description

Collection relating to the First World War service of members of the Howell-Price Family:
Lieutenant Commander John Howell-Price, Royal Australian Navy, b.1886-d.1937
Major Frederick Phillimore Howell-Price, Australian Army Service Corps, b.1888-d.1978
Lieutenant Colonel Owen Glendower Howell-Price, 3 Australian Infantry Battalion, b.1890-d.1916
Major Philip Llewellyn Howell-Price, 1 Australian Infantry Battalion, b.1894-d.1917
Second Lieutenant Richmond Gordon Howell-Price, 1 Australian Infantry Battalion, b.1896-d.1917

Wallet 1 of 5 – Consists of three diaries and one field message book relating to Major Frederick Phillimore Howell-Price.
The first diary was written by Frederick Phillimore Howell-Price between 1 January and 24 March 1916. It contains brief entries that mention his expectation to move from Egypt back to the front line, his activities while waiting in Egypt, and the disbandment of his unit.
The second diary was written by Frederick Phillimore Howell-Price between 8 March and 7 August 1977. It contains brief entries that mention setting up his unit with horses, his leave in Egypt, and summaries of his work as senior supply officer and movements.
The third diary was written by Frederick Phillimore Howell-Price between 6 March and 9 May 1918. It contains short entries that mention his work as Deputy Assistant Director of Supply & Transport, his visits with Brigadier-General Edward Fynmore Trew, and the movements of himself and those around him.
The field message book was kept by Frederick Phillimore Howell-Price between 18 October 1918 and 3 January 1919, and has entries on Australian Army Service corps requirement's and cash accounts. Loose in the book are documents regarding the pay for Howell-Price.

Wallet 2 of 5 – Consists of three folders of material relating to John Howell-Price.
Wallet 2 of 5, Folder 1 of 3 contains three letters from John Howell-Price to his parents, dated between 21 May 1916 and 7 December 1916.
Wallet 2 of 5, Folder 2 of 3 contains two sections of newspapers. The first, titled “How the Alcantara sank the Grief: a glorious struggle”, was taken from The World News issue dated 13 May 1916. The second is a copy of the Auckland newspaper, The Sun, dated10 September 1927. It contains an article on John Howell-Price on Page 26.
Wallet 2 of 5, Folder 3 of 3 contains four publications relating to John Howell-Price. It includes one copy of a menu for a luncheon commemorating the action between HMS Alcantara and SMS Greif, dated 29 February 1936 [including accompanying letter from Vice Admiral Wardle], a manuscript titled “The cruise, action and sinking of SMS Grief”, a book titled “Zeebrugge”, and a book titled “To England and Belgium”.
Wallet 3 of 5 – Consists of papers relating to the honours and awards given to the Howell-Price brothers. It contains:
1x Newspaper cutting, “Australian signallers on a transport”, relating to Captain Philip Llewelyn Howell-Price
1x Warrant issued to John Howell-Price for the award of the Distinguished Service Order, 23 July 1918 [includes accompanying copy of “Statutes of the Distinguished Service Order”]
1x Copy of “Statutes of the Distinguished Service Order”, possibly associated with Phillip Llewelyn Howell-Price’s Distinguished Service Order
2x Envelopes associated with the delivery of Distinguished Service Orders to the Howell-Price family

Wallet 4 of 5 – Consists of religious books relating to the Howell-Price brothers. It contains
1x “The Palestine pictoral Bible”, by James Clark and H.A. Harper, annotated 15 December 1912
1x “New testament”, annotated 2nd A.L.H. Bde. Maddi Egypt 14 March 1915. Possibly associated with Richmond Gordon Howell-Price.
1x “Book of common prayer”, associated with Phillip Llewelyn Howell-Price

Wallet 5 of 5 – Consists of two folders of material relating to the deaths of the Howell-Price brothers.
Wallet 5 of 5, Folder 1 of 2 contains:
4x Typed extracts of letters from Sergeant Eric Holmes Jackson to his mother, dated between 28 April and 29 September 1916, [includes transcripts]. Relating to Owen Gledower Howell-Price.
1x Typed extract of a letter from the Mayor of Alexandria to Mrs Howell-Price, [date unknown], [includes transcript], relating to Owen Glendower Howell-Price
1x Typed copy of a letter from General W R Birdwood to Mrs Howell-Price, France, 3 February 1918, relating to the awards of her deceased sons
1x Resolution Passed by the Sydney Diocesan Synod, [1921], relating to the death of the Reverend John Howell-Price
Wallet 5 of 5, Folder 2 of 2 contains:
2x Newspaper clippings relating to the death of Owen Gledower Howell-Price, 1917
1x Newspaper clipping relating to the death of John Howell-Price, 1937
1x Newspaper clipping relating to the death of Frederick Phillimore Howell-Price, 1978