Arthur Gilbert Howell
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1894-01-01 – 1949-07-25
Arthur Gilbert Howell (1894–1949) was a Western Australian public servant and soldier known for his receipt of the Military Medal for excellent services as a dispatch runner at Pozières in the First World War. He lived in Fremantle, Western Australia.
He was born in Bayswater, Western Australia in 1894 to Thomas John Howell and Clara Ellen Howell (née Birch). They later moved to 218 Mary Street (now part of Solomon Street) in Fremantle.
Howell served in the Australian Artillery (service number 12286) as a gunner in Field Artillery Brigade 2 (Reinforcement 14). He departed Australia aged 22 on 28 January 1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A32 Themistocles, and was discharged in September 1918.
In 1925 he married Alice M. Ray and they had four children.
He was secretary of both the Fremantle District Committee and Central Committee of the Western Australian Diphtheria Immunisation clinic from 1936 until his death (other than for three years during the war).
Howell died on 25 July 1949 of a heart attack suffered whilst attending a meeting in East Fremantle.
In the early 2000s a street, Howell Vista, was named after him in Beaconsfield, Western Australia.