5328818 C.Sgt Walter Arthur Howard, 2nd Royal Berks Regt

1879 Dec 7. Born at Great Yarmouth. He appears to have added a few months to enlist as BMD shows Jul/Sep birth

1881 Census at 23, Row 54, Gt Yarmouth

1891 census at Vauxhall Street, Gorleston, Southtown, Great Yarmouth

1898 Jun 7. Enlisted Northampton Regt at Great Yarmouth. He was a Theatrical Manager in Civilian life. His entire record to 1919 is available on Ancestry

1898 Oct 15. Posted to 2nd Battalion

1899 Oct 21. To South Africa

1902 Jan 30. Posted to MI Coy of regt

1904 May 27. Returns to UK. Has Queens SA with 4 clasps and Kings SA with 2 clasps

1906 Jun 6. Transfers to reserves

1910 May 15. Re-engaged for 4 years

1914 Jun 6. Discharged at termination of engagement

1914 Aug 25. Attested to 2 King Edward Horse

1915 May 4. To France with Royal Berks Regt.

1915 May 22. Gunshot wound to thigh

1917 Aug 27 Posted to 4th Northumberland Fusiliers

1918 Apr 13. To Labour Corps as a Corporal

1918 Apr 29 To A/Sgt

1918 Jul 22. To Sgt

1919 Jul 12 Posted to Cheshire Regt

1919 Nov 14 Transfers to reserve Cheshire Regt. He appears to have been suffering from Shell Shock

Re-enlisted in 2nd Bn. Royal Berkshire Regt.

1921 Mar 11. Committed suicide in Dublin Castle. Son of Samuel and Eliza Howard.

Buried Great Yarmouth Caister Cemetery



British troops died in Ireland