Edwin James Howell was a 28 year old married piano tuner when he enlisted from Ballarat on 26th February 1916. He was sent to 39th Infantry Battalion with Regimental No. 474. Later he was transferred to 10th Light Trench Mortar Battery. He was killed in the fighting around Messines on 31st July 1917. His name is on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.
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