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9607   Drummer Gilbert Alexander Howard
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 20/05/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 28/04/1892
Died: 08/06/1915 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 23
Gilbert Alexander Howard was the son of John and Mary Howard. The family lived in Eskermore, Augher, County Tyrone. Gilbert was born on 28th April 1892. His father died when he was eight. Gilbert enlisted in Omagh around 1909. Drummer Gilbert Alexander Howard was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was injured at Gallipoli and died of wounds in Egypt on 8th June 1915, age 23.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Alexandria Chatby War Mem/Cem.
  Chatby, Alexandria
Grave Ref: Grave M-56
CWGC Casualty 109065
Chatby is a district on the eastern side of the city of Alexandria, between the main dual carriageway to Aboukir (known as Al Horaya) and the sea. The Cemetery is located centrally within the main Alexandria Cemetery complex, which is bordered by Al Horaya on the south and the electric tramway which is parallel with Sharia Champollion on the north. Visitors can reach the entrance to the cemetery along the road Sharia Anubis, which lies centrally north/south through the cemetery area.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Clogher War Memorial - WWI - South West Face - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Clogher
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Howard family Lists Gilbert A as age 8 living with the family at house 9 in Eskermore, Cecil, Tyrone
2 Forum Discussion (SMRG) Details of Drummer G A Howard's death
3 Imperial War Museum Gibert Howard listed on New Stevenston War Memorial
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Drummer G A Howard's grave can be purchased here
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