Lance Cpl/ 2nd Lieutenant Courtney Philip Howells 15/482

Lance Cpl/ 2nd Lieutenant Courtney Philip Howells 15/482

Born Cardiff, Glam 1896

Died of Wounds, France. 30th November 1917.

Courtney Howells was the youngest of 3 boys, one of which died in infancy, born to Benjamin (a marine engineer) and Mary Howells of Newport, Monmouthshire.
Courtney was studying in Leeds when the war started, and enlisted on the 4th of September 1914, He Served as a Lance Corporal and Stretcher Bearer with the Pals in Colsterdale Egypt and France.
Late in 1916 he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant into the 3rd Battalion Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, this was part of the 62nd (West Riding) Division.

Masnieres in northern France was captured by the British 29th Division on the 20th November 1917 but was evacuated, under orders, on the night of the 1st/ 2nd of December. It was not retaken until the 29th September 1918, by the 62nd (West Riding) Division.

2nd Lieutenant Courtney Philip Howells died of wounds received on 29th of September 1918 whilst attached to the 5th Battalion.

He is buried MASNIERS British Cemetery, Marcoing, France

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