Henry Clifford HOWARD


HOWARD, Henry Clifford

Service Number: 400471
Enlisted: 14 September 1940, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: Operational Training Units (RAF)
Born: Norwood, South Australia, 10 April 1919
Home Town: Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental, Rossington, England, 9 November 1941, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Holy Trinity and St Oswalds Churchyard Extension, Finningley, U.K.
Row F, Grave 4
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, International Bomber Command Centre Memorial
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World War 2 Service

14 Sep 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 400471, Melbourne, Victoria
9 Nov 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 400471, Operational Training Units (RAF), Empire Air Training Scheme

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Egbert Percy and Irene Eliza Clifford Howard of Melbourne, Victoria

Plane was Wellington Q2783 at Rossington Old Village

Finningley (Holy Trinity and St Oswald) Churchyard Extension - There was a Royal Air Force station here during the war and only a hedge separated the aerodrome from the churchyard extension. During the early part of the war ground was set aside for Air Force burials, and this plot, which has been acquired by the Commission, is now the war graves plot. There are 44 Commonwealth burials of the 1939-45 war here, 1 of which is unidentified. There are also 29 Non World War burials here. In the adjacent churchyard there is 1 Commonwealth burial of the 1914-18 war and 2 from the 1939-45 war.There are also 5 Non World War burials here.