HOWARD, Edward John

Rank: 
Private
Unit/Base: 
3 Commando
Police Service: 
Metropolitan Police (War Reserve)
Regiment/Corps: 
East Surrey Regiment
Service: 
Army
Number: 
14241744
Born: 
Wednesday, November 6, 1912
Died : 
Wednesday, July 14, 1943
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
30
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Private Edward Howard was reported missing 14 July 1943 during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge), later confirmed killed in action. He has no known grave.
Edward volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes of 1942. In 1939 he was married to Dorothy, living in Willesden, employed with Woolworths as a stockroom assistant, and a Metropolitan Police War Reserve Constable, number 232X at Harlesden.
Son of William John and Caroline Mary Howard; husband of Dorothy Howard, of Harlesden, Middlesex.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/66 (1943) and WO417/85 (1944).
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.
The 1939 Register covering Willesden.
 
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