Regiment: 30th Labour Company, Army Service Corps
Wife: Mrs Martha Jane Howell
Address: 77 Milward Road, Hastings
Other Info: An article published in the Hastings & St Leonards Observer on 27th May 1915 reads: “Hastings Soldier Drowned. The many friends of Private George Howell, of the Army Service Corps, and late of 3 Gordon Road, Hastings will be sorry to hear of his untimely end. He was drowned on the 19th May whilst bathing with his company in a (text unclear) Havre. A sergeant who got into trouble at the same time was rescued. Private Howell, supposed to have been seized by cramp, was never missed until too late.
The same evening his body was recovered. The deceased, who was 40 years of age, prior to joining the Army was with Mr L. O. Glenister, wine and spirit merchant, for 25 years. The greatest sympathy is being felt for the widow and four children. The funeral took place on Monday with full honours.
According to CWGC, George is remembered at St. Vallery-sur-Somme Communal Cemetery.
Published: May 1916
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