Informations sur naissance

Année de naissance:
1894
Lieu de naissance:
Waltham Abbey, Essex, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni

Informations générales

Dernière résidence connue:
Waltham Abbey, Essex, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
Profession:
Cultivateur de tomates

Informations service militaire

Pays:
Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
Force armée:
British Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Gunner
Numéro de service:
218689
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Waltham Abbey, Essex, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
Unités:
 —  Royal Field Artillery, 55 Bty. 33rd Bde.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
12/11/1917
Lieu de décès:
Zonnebeke Church - Zonnebeke Kirche, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Âge:
23

Cimetière

White House Cemetery
Parcelle: III
Rangée: Q
Tombe: 9

Distinctions et médailles 2

British War Medal
Médaille
Victory Medal
Médaille

Points d'intérêt 4

#1 Lieu de naissance
#2 Dernière résidence connue
#3 Lieu d'enrôlement
#4 "Lieu de décès"

Mon histoire

John Howard, a former tomato grower, was born in 1894 in Waltham Abbay, Essex, England, England. He was the son of John and Georgina Howard, was married to Priscilla Howard and was the father of Elsie Irene Howard. He enlisted in Waltham Abbey, Essex. He served in the 55th Bty of the 33rd Brigade Royal Field Artillery, part of the 11th (Northern) Division.

British artillerists, together with Canadians, were positioned in Zonnebeke during this time, behind the ruins of Zonnebeke Church. On November 11, 1917 the 55th Battery relieved a Canadian Brigade. On November 12, 1917 they were heavily shelled while using their 15 cm Howitzers in Zonnebeke. Three men of the 33rd Brigade were killed this day: Howard, Berry and Cooke.

John, aged 23, was killed in action on November 12, 1917. Gunner Howard was initially buried where he fell, near Zonnebeke Church (28.D.28.a.10.70). After the war, his remains were exhumed and reinterred in the White House Cemetery, Plot III, Row Q, Grave 9.

Sources 3

33rd Brigade Royal Field Artillery (The National Archives, Kew (TNA), WO 95/1694/1).
https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/
Sources utilisées
Census Returns of England and Wales, 1911 (The National Archives, Kew (TNA), RG14).
https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/
Sources utilisées
War Office: Soldiers’ Documents, First World War (The National Archives, Kew (TNA), WO 363).
https://www.ancestry.com/
Sources utilisées

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