The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

 Sergeant L W Howard


Serjeant Lewis William HOWARD, G/25982, 10th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  (formerly 23059, East Surrey Regiment),  killed in action,  Flanders France, death presumed  on or since, 23rd March  1918, age 37. 

Born Hitchin, Hertfordshire, son of John and Emma Howard.

Served in the South African Campaign with 1st Battalion Grenadier.

Husband of Nellie M. Howard, of 8, Leinster Road, Kilburn, London. 

1911 Census - 69 Portnall Road, Harrow Road, Paddington - Lewis Willie Howard, head, age 30, married, shop porter, ladies tailors, worker, born Hitchin, Hertfordshire; Nellie Maria Howard, wife, age 39, married 9 years, born Kingsclere, Hampshire; William Arthur Howard, son, age 8, school, born Westminster, London; Louisa Nellie Hitchcock, daughter, age 5, school, born Marylebone, London; Bertie Reginald Howard, son, age 2, born Paddington, London; Douglas John Howard, son, age 1, born Paddington, London.

Enlisted Cricklewood, NW.  Resided Kilburn, Middlesex. 

Commemorated at Arras Memorial, Bay 7, France.


London Gazette 16th August 1917.

His Majesty the KING has been graciously pleased to award the Military Medal for bravery in the Field to the under mentioned Ladies, Non Commissioned Officers and Men :

25982 L./C. L. W. Howard, Royal West Kent Regiment..

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