Lieutenant JOHN WYNNE HOWE BLOWER

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Rank Lieutenant
Forenames JOHN WYNNE HOWE
Surname BLOWER
Initials J W H
Place of Birth Unknown
Date of Birth Unknown
Date of Death Saturday, 10 June 1944
Age 30
Nationality British
Residence or Entered Service From Unknown
Service Number 271123
Force British Army
Service/Corps/Regiment Royal Artillery
Unit / Ship / Battalion / Squadron 53 (Worcestershire Yeomanry) Airlanding Light Regiment (6th Airborne Division)
Secondary Regiment/Unit 2 Airlanding Light Anti-Aircraft Battery, Royal Artillery (6th Airborne Division)
Regiment/Unit attached to 53 (Worcestershire Yeomanry) Airlanding Light Regiment (6th Airborne Division)
Military Honours and Awards
Place of Burial/Commemoration RANVILLE CHURCHYARD
Roll of honour
Grave/Memorial Location Grave 2.
Previous Place(s) of Burial Unknown
Epitaph
Family Details SON OF JOHN AND EDITH BLOWER, OF PETT, SUSSEX.

Additional Information

 

 

Commonwealth War Graves Commission records state that Lieutenant JOHN WYNNE HOWE BLOWER unit was 2 Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery. Records1 show that Lieutenant JOHN WYNNE HOWE BLOWER served with (or was attached to) 53 (Worcestershire Yeomanry) Airlanding Light Regiment with the 6th Airborne Division in Normandy.

 

 

Lieutenant JOHN WYNNE HOWE BLOWER was killed by artillery fire on Saturday the 10th June 1944.2

 

 

References
1. Gale's Eyes. p.244. Private Publication, 2008. by Carl Rijmen.
2. Gale's Eyes. p.130. Private Publication, 2008. by Carl Rijmen.

 

Acknowledgements and Credits
Source of original data: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Headstone photograph: Carl Shilleto
Cross marker photograph:  
Individual photograph:  
Additional photographs provided by:  
Additional information provided by: Carl Shilleto, Gale's Eyes. p.130. Private Publication, 2008. by Carl Rijmen.

 

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