Howell Eric Hughes 2/Lt 174485

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Name Howell Eric Hughes
Army number 174485
Rank 2/Lt
Date of birth 28/6/1913 - birth registered Q3 1913 in Coventry, Warwickshire. Mother's maiden surname Hughes.
Age 86 at the time of his death.
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry - granted an Emergency Commission as a 2/Lt 22/2/1941. Posted to the 14th Battalion DLI. Posted to the 11th Battalion DLI. Served in Iceland. Posted overseas May 1942. Posted to ? Battalion DLI. Transferred to the Royal Engineers (Transportation) 2/11/1942. Released to Unemployed list 1946 under 1945 regulations as Honorary Captain.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade At a date unknown in 1941.
Promotions W/S Lt 22/8/1942, T/Captain 12/4/1944, Honorary Captain.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Death registered January 2000, Aylesbury Vale District, Buckinghamshire.
Home address Subject to verification, the National Register entry for 29th September 1939 indicated that he worked as a Ledger Clerk and Book-keeper and lived at Biddulph, Staffordshire.
Source table 11DLI