Oliver Howard (c.1894-1916)
An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.
Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922
The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:
- HOWARD, OLIVER. Rifleman. No C/7893. 18th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps. Born Holmfirth. Lived The Holt, Holmfirth. Attended Hinchliffe Mill Wesleyan School. After leaving school was employed as a newsboy by Mr S. Collins, Victoria Street, Holmfirth. He then became a telegraph messenger and, prior to enlistment, a postman in the Holmfirth district. Enlisted, 23.11.1915, and underwent training at Andover, Banbury and Wimbledon before leaving for France in June, 1916. Killed in action, 15.9.1916, aged 22 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Rifleman OLIVER HOWARD
- regiment: King's Royal Rifle Corps
- died: Friday, September 15, 1916
- record ID: 793695
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #793695)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #1980596)