Wilfred Lancelot HOWLETT

  • POW number: 578
  • Name: HOWLETT, Wilfred Lancelot
  • Listed as: n/a
  • Age: 22
  • Rank: Soldier
  • Soldier type: Machine Gunner
  • Occupation and special skills: n/a
  • Unit: Machine Gun Company
  • Place of birth: Victoria
  • Place of capture: Warangoi River
  • Above information is a direct translation from the Japanese list. If incorrect we will not amend it.
  • POW number: 578
  • Name: HOWLETT, Wilfred Lancelot
  • Listed as: n/a
  • Age: 22
  • Rank: Soldier
  • Soldier type: Machine Gunner
  • Occupation and special skills: n/a
  • Unit: Machine Gun Company
  • Place of birth: Victoria
  • Place of capture: Warangoi River
  • Above information is a direct translation from the Japanese list. If incorrect we will not amend it.
  • Name: HOWLETT, Wilfred Lancelot
  • Listed as: n/a
  • Age: 22
  • Nationality: Australian
  • Name: HOWLETT, Wilfred Lancelot
  • Service number: VX24179
  • Presumed lost aboard the Montevideo Maru
  • Date of birth: 22-Jun-19
  • Service number: VX24179
  • Nationality: Australian
  • Above information taken from the persons service record.
  • Date of birth: 22-Jun-19
  • Service number: VX24179
  • Nationality: Australian
  • Above information taken from the persons service record.
  • Internee number: 578
  • Occupation and special skills: n/a
  • Place of capture: Warangoi River
  • Although this person's name does not appear on either the Japanese or the English list recently received by the National Archives of Australia. His service file indicates that his next of kin was notified of his death aboard the Montevideo Maru.
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This person can be viewed on the English list at page 21 and on the Japanese list at page 60.


Memories

  • My g uncle.He joined up with his brother Russell who broke his r fibula in a car accident, spent yr in hospital-or he would have been with L 2/09/2016
  • Lance (Padre John May's batman) was mentioned often in mail. May gave Lance a haircut with small scissors in Kokopo Hospital after capture. 16/07/2016

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