Name: HOWARD Georgepoppy

Nationality: British

Rank: Sick Berth attendant

Regiment / Service: Royal Navy. H.M.S Hythe.

Date of Death: 11/10/1943

Age: 22

Service No: D/MX 81978

Cemetery: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon.

CWGC Certificate:    George Howard

Grave / Memorial Ref: Panel 83. Column 1

Address orParish: Billington

Additional Info: Son of Charles William and Isabella (Nee Gorton) Married 1915, Blackburn. An article from the Clitheroe Advertiser and Times dated October 22nd 1943 states-Billington Sailor Killed. We regret to record that Mrs C Howard of 13, Longworth Row, Billington, received word on Wednesday that her son, Sick Berth Attendant George Howard, serving with the Royal Navy, had been killed in action. Prior to joining the Navy he was employed on the nursing staff at Brockhall Institution. In August we published a most interesting letter which his Mother had received from him describing his adventures in the landing of troops at Sicily in the course of which he stated that he has been based at Malta for the past twelve months. H.M.S Hythe was a Royal Navy Minesweeper -Class -Bangor and was torpedoed at 01.09 Hrs and sunk off the coast of Bougie, Algeria by U-371. Reports indicate all hands lost but would need further research to verify 100%. Commanded by Lt Commandor Leslie B Miller RN.

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