oxfordshire-buckinghamshire-light-infantry_badgePrivate Herbert Ernest Howard   Service number 3709

Regiment Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry 1st/1st Bucks Bn

Date of birth  4th January 1890

Date of death 24th July 1916

Age at death  26 years


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HERBERT EARNEST HOWARD: Born 1890 in Plaistow to Jesse and Eliza Howard, Herbert with his three siblings (two brothers and a sister) had, by 1911, moved from West Ham to Poplar, where he found employment as a Boxmaker.  Herbert enlisted at New Court Middlesex, serving with the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. He died of wounds, aged 26 on 24 July 1916 at the Royal Hospital Netley, Southampton.