Private Lionel Reginald Howarth

Service number 4399
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Newtown
Death Date 1918-05-04
Death Place France
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
  • 8th Australian Field Ambulance
  • 8th Australian Field Ambulance
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Lionel Reginald Howarth (4399, 8th Field Ambulance) was born in Newtown, NSW. He was working as a horse driver for Nock and Kirby’s when he enlisted in October 1916. On 4 May 1918, Lionel was in an ambulance being driven by Private Wally Saunders along the Corbie Fulloy Road when a shell landed in front of the ambulance, killing them both. Lionel was buried in the Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, Daours, France. His foster mother wrote that he was 17 years old.



Date of enlistment 09 October 1916
Date of embarkation 03 November 1916
Date of death 04 May 1918
Date of fate 04 May 1918