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  Spirits of Gallipoli - Raymond HOWELL HOWELL, Raymond

Spirits of Gallipoli - Raymond HOWELL

Spirits of Gallipoli - Raymond HOWELL
Unit 10th Light Horse Regiment, 3rd Reinforcements Rank Trooper
Date of Enlistment 6 January 1915 Service no. 803
Date of Death 7 August 1915 Place of Death The Nek - Walker's Ridge
Age 21    
Cemetery The Nek Details Special Memorial 2
Epitaph Their glory shall not be blotted out
Next of Kin (Father) HOWELL Harry E Address 18 Wade St, Perth WA
Parents Harry Edmond and Mary Howell Address 18 Wade St, Perth WA
Date of Birth 17 May 1894 Place of birth WA Perth
General

"Battles often begin in the dimness before dawn, or in the evening at sunset.  First light on 7 August was to be the test for the Australians in the 8th, 9th and 10th Australian Light Horse on Gallipoli.  On that morning they were to make a dismounted charge across the narrow no-man's-land which had separated them and the Turks for the past twelve weeks.  Most of the light horsemen did not show alarm at the task they had been set.  Among many there was a nervous anticipation, for his was to be a demonstration of their worth. They were aware that the infantrymen, who had got a tenuous grip on the peninsula when they made their amphibious landing in late April, were watching to see how well these more recently arrived troops, supposedly Australia's elite, would acquit themselves.

Two hundred and thirty-four men were killed, and about 140 wounded, in this short, sharp action.  In the trenches, from which they had begun only minutes earlier, there was shock and chaos.

Dead and wounded were thick in no-man's-land.  For many death had been instantaneous.  Others lay wounded and isolated, with neither the strength nor opportunity to get back."

Raymond Howell was one of the members of the 10th Australian Light horse, who lost their lives during the charge at The Nek.

The Nek.  The Tragic Charge of the Light horse at Gallipoli. Peter Burness, 1996

Other Sources

     
Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   Photo Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   The Western Mail Newspaper, 17 September 1915, page 23 (source 52)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   Photo Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   Australia's Fighting Sons of the Empire, page 9 (source 84)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   Photo Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   The Sunday Times Newspaper, 19 September 1915, page 26 (source 35)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   Photo Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   Private collection (source 374)
Spirits of Gallipoli - News   Newspaper article Spirits of Gallipoli - News   The Western Mail Newspaper, 3 September 1915, page 31 (source 52)
Spirits of Gallipoli - News   Newspaper article Spirits of Gallipoli - News   The Western Mail Newspaper, 3 September 1915, page 31 (source 52)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Family Details   Family details Spirits of Gallipoli - Family Details   Spirits of Gallipoli
Spirits of Gallipoli - Headstone   Headstone Spirits of Gallipoli - Headstone   Gallipoli Photographic Expedition, 2009 (source 183)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Notes   Notes Spirits of Gallipoli - Notes   Australia's Fighting Sons of the Empire, page 9 (source 84)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Various Spirits of Gallipoli - Various  

10th Light Horse Regiment Memorial, Perth, WA (source 14)

Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Various Spirits of Gallipoli - Various  

10th Light Horse Regiment Memorial, Perth, WA (source 14)

Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Various Spirits of Gallipoli - Various  

10th Light Horse Regiment Memorial, Perth, WA (source 14)

Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Various Spirits of Gallipoli - Various  

10th Light Horse Regiment Memorial, Perth, WA (source 14)

Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Various Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Perth War Memorial, WA (source 14)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Various Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Perth War Memorial, WA (source 14)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Various Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Perth War Memorial, WA (source 14)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Various Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Perth War Memorial, WA (source 14)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Various Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   King's Park Avenue of Honour, Perth WA (source 146)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Various Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Australian War Memorial, ACT, Panel 8 (source 14)
 

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