William Mountain “Bill” Howes


BIRTH: 16 January 1911
Blackheath, NSW
DEATH: 10 November 1994 Bankstown, NSW
DEATH: 10 November 1994
Bankstown, NSW

OCCUPATION: Railway Employee, Chullora Workshops, 1925; Welder's Assistant, 1937

RESIDENCE: Carnation Ave Bankstown, NSW, 1925, 1933


  • Canterbury Bankstown RL President’s Cup 1930, 1931
  • Wests RL 3rd Grade 1932
  • Wests RL 2nd Grade 1932, 1933
  • Wests RL First Grade 1933
  • Canterbury Bankstown RL 1936, 1937
  • Canterbury Bankstown RL City Cup 1937


William “Bill” Howes was born at Blackheath in the Blue Mountains but grew up at Bankstown in Sydney’s west.

Bill joined the Militia in 1925 at the age of fourteen and was posted to the 53rd Battalion (Belmore). At this time he was a railway employee, working at the Chullora Railway Workshops.

Bill played in the Canterbury Bankstown President’s Cup teams of 1930 and 1931 and he was graded and played with Wests in 1932. That year he played ten Reserve and two Third Grade games.

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