Private Oliver Howard

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

3 Nov 1918

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

35 Salisbury Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Ruesnes Communal Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 19th December 1918
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

Author: Deejaya

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