Major Frederick Phillimore Howell-Price

Ranks Held Lieutenant, Major
Birth Date 11 June 1888
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Kiama
Death Date 22 April 1978
Final Rank Major
Service Australian Imperial Force
Units
  • Desert Mounted Corps
  • 6th Australian Army Service Corps Company
  • Australian Army Service Corps
Place Kiama
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918
Gazettes Published in London Gazette in 1919-01-22
Published in London Gazette in 1919-06-03
Published in London Gazette in 1919-06-05
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-10-06
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-10-06
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-05-23
Description

Frederick Phillimore Howell-Price was born on 11 June 1888 at Kiama, New South Wales as the third son of Isobel nee Winchcombe and Reverend John Howell Price. Frederick was educated at Windsor Grammar School and was employed as a bank clerk with the Commercial Banking Co. of Sydney when he enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on the 17 September 1914. He was initially enlisted as a driver in the 6th Company, Australian Army Service Corps, but was promoted to second lieutenant on 16 December 1914.

Frederick Phillimore Howell-Price embarked from Sydney, Australia on board the HMAT Port Macquarie on 21 December 1914 along with other members of the 6th Company, Australian Army Service Corps as part of the 2nd Light Horse Brigade [Divisional] Train. He left Egypt for Gallipoli on 27 September and was quickly promoted to lieutenant in November 1915. He continued to serve at Gallipoli until the evacuation in December 1915. Frederick then returned to Egypt and was eager to re-join the front line. After his unit was disbanded in March of 1916 he was transferred to the Anzac Mounted Divisional Train. He was promoted to captain in July, and was appointed supply officer to the 2nd Light Horse Brigade by September 1916. By February 1917 Howell-Price was the supply officer of the 4th Light Horse Brigade, and senior supply officer of the Australian Mounted Division by August 1917. By January of 1918 he had been promoted to Major and became the deputy assistant director of supply and transport to the Desert Mounted Corps. While the Assistant Director of Supplies and Transport was in hospital in October 1918, he carried out the duties and administrating supply and transport of the Corps. In January of 1919, Howell-Price was mentioned in Despatches and in June of 1919 received the Distinguished Service Order and was mentioned in Despatches again.
After returning to Australia in May of 1919 Frederick rejoined the Commercial Banking Co, and married Mabel Constance Beer on 24 July 1919 in Randwick.

During the Second World War Howell-Price undertook war-work for the Division of Import Procurement, Department of Trade and Customs. His two sons also served in the Second World War: Owen Phillimore with the Royal Navy and John Frederick with the Royal Australian Air Force.
Frederick Phillimore Howell-Price died on the 22 April 1978 in Narrabeen and was cremated.

Rolls

  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    Australian Army Service Corps
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Major
    London Gazette
    22 January 1919 on page 1165 at position 33
    Commonwealth Gazette
    23 May 1919 on page 895 at position 45
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    Australian Army Service Corps
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Major
    London Gazette
    03 June 1919 on page 6928 at position 1
    Commonwealth Gazette
    06 October 1919 on page 1462 at position 18
  • First World War Nominal Roll:

    Unit
    6th Australian Army Service Corps Company
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Major
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    Australian Army Service Corps
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Major
    London Gazette
    05 June 1919 on page 7189 at position 12
    Commonwealth Gazette
    06 October 1919 on page 1466 at position 40
  • First World War Embarkation Roll:

    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    Desert Mounted Corps
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Major

Timeline

Date of birth 11 June 1888
Date of enlistment 17 September 1914
Date of embarkation 21 December 1914
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917
Date returned to Australia 20 May 1919
Date of death 22 April 1978

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