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20/05/2021 He saw service in China and India prior to the war.
20/05/2021 Gilbert Alexander Howard was the son of John and Mary Howard. John Howard and Mary Boyd were married on 23rd August 1888 in the district of Dungannon.
20/05/2021 Gilbert Alexander Howard was born on 28th April 1892 in Augher, Tyrone. He was the second of five children.
20/05/2021 Family: John Howard, Mary Jane Howard, William J Howard (born 27th April 1890), Gilbert Alexander Howard (born 28th April 1892), John Howard (born 7th August 1894), Frederick A Howard (born 23rd September 1897), Joseph Howard (born 22nd September 1900).
20/05/2021 Gilbertís father, John Howard, died on 16th November 1900 in the Clogher area, aged 52. Gilbert was eight years old.
20/05/2021 Gilbert Alexander Howard enlisted in Omagh around 1909.
20/05/2021 Drummer Gilbert A Howard, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, whose parents reside at ???dale, Clydesdale Road, New Stevenston, is officially reported as having died from wounds. He was 25 years of age, and had been in the regular forces for a period of six years, during which he saw service in China and India. He took part in the landing operations at Gallipoli and sustained wounds to which he succumbed on 16th June.
20/05/2021 Gilbertís mother moved to Scotland She lived at Clydesdale Road, New Stevenston in Lanarkshire.
20/05/2021 Drummer Gilbert Howard arrived in the Balkans with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on 17th March 1915.
20/05/2021 Drummer Howard was with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he took part in the landing operations at Gallipoli and sustained wounds.
20/05/2021 Drummer Gilbert Alexander Howard died of his wounds in Egypt on 8th June 1915.
20/05/2021 Drummer Gilbert Alexander Howard is commemorated locally on Clogher War Memorial.
20/05/2021 Drummer Gilbert Howard is also commemorated on the New Stevenston War Memorial in Lanarkshire, Scotland.
20/05/2021 The CWGC record Drummer Gilbert Alexander Howard as the son of John and Mary Jane Howard of Eskermore, Augher, County Tyrone
20/05/2021 From the Glasgow Herald dated 30th June 1915:
20/05/2021 The 1901 census shows Gilbert as an 8 year old schoolboy. His mother was a widow. The family was living in Eskermore, Cecil, County Tyrone.
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26/11/2016 From the Belfast Newsletter dated 15th February 1916:
26/11/2016 Drummer Gilbert Alexander Howard is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery in Greece.
26/11/2016 Drummer G A Howard, 1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, who has been killed in action, was a son of the late Mr John Howard, Eskermore, Augher.
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