Service Details
Name:
HOWELLS
Given Name:
WILLIAM DAVID
Initials:
W D
Service No:
110262V
Rank:
Trooper
Other Casualties of this Rank
Regiment:
Prince Alfred's Guard, S.A.Forces
Other Casualties from this Regiment
Former Regiment:
formerly 6th Mounted Regiment
Date of Death:
1944-06-13
Other Casualties on this Date
Date of Birth:
1908-05-01
Age:
36
Cause of Death:
Killed in action, tank was hit by enemy fire and caught alight, about 800 yards south of the village of Porano. At the time, the PAG was the leading unit of the 8th Army in its thrust toward Florence
Additional
Information:
Son of William D. and Amelia Howells; husband of Gertrude Magdalene Howells, of The Chilterns, Wynberg, Cape Town. Born in Claremont, Cape Province. A race horse trainer. He had 2 children. Commemoration stone in Cape Town (Maitland) Cemetery.
Commemoration
Country:
Italy
Other Casualties commemorated in Italy
Cemetery:
BOLSENA WAR CEMETERY
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Grave Reference:
II, B, 3.

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