Rank or Title

Service Number

39454

Place of Birth

Leytonstone
United Kingdom

World War I Address

35 Salisbury Road
Luton
United Kingdom

Place of Death

France

Grave Location

Ruesnes Communal Cemetery
France

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier
Pte Oliver Howard

Pte Oliver Howard, 39454, 5th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, was killed in action in France on November 3rd, 1918 – eight days before the armistice and only three days after he had been drafted to France. Aged 18, he was the youngest of five serving brothers.

Born in Leytonstone, Essex, in 1899, he and his family had lived in Chaul End Lane, Caddington, for nearly nine years, before he moved with widower father Daniel and brother Erastus to 35 Salisbury Road, Luton.

Daniel Howard was a local preacher connected with Wellington Street Baptist Church.

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Pte Oliver Howard

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