Howard, Charles Henry

He was the only son of Major Francis John Charles Howard (Royal Irish Hussars), of Woodroof, Clonmel, and Blanche Howard (daughter of Major William Perry).

Howard entered the Reverend W.D. Monro’s House at Winchester College in January 1918.   He played in Princes in 1922 and 1923, and was captain that year, winning the Watney Cup. As a junior he had won Kensington Racket in 1920 and he won Wilson Racket in 1923. In 1922, as partner to A.R.V. Barker, he played very well at Queen’s Club, especially in a desperate semi-final against Radley, which Winchester just lost. In 1923 his partner, G.E.H. Palmer, was hit in the face which spoiled their chances.  He was one of the Commoner hot-watchers in 1922, and was two years in 2nd XI. In 1923 his cricket boots were taken to Eton, in case he was wanted as a bowler. He was a Commoner Prefect in his last term.

On leaving, he went into the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, and was abroad for many years, in New York, Shanghai and Kuala Lumpur. On April 12th 1937 he married Caroline (‘Carol’) Lilian Philips Dulling (daughter of H.H. Dulling), of Bosham, Sussex.

In 1939 Howard was commissioned on the General List, and in 1940 he was attached to 9th Burma Rifles. He was a Captain attached to HQ Staff, Burma, at the time of his death in Delhi from malignant malaria in May 1942. He was thirty eight years old, and rests in grave 1.J.15 of the Delhi War Cemetery.


War: World War 2

  • Surname: Howard
  • Forenames or initials: Charles Henry
  • House: G
  • Years in School: 1918-1923
  • Rank: Captain
  • Regiment: General List, HQ Staff, Burma Army
  • Date of Birth: 16th March 1904
  • Date of Death: 28th May 1942
  • How Died: Died of Malaria
  • Location in War Cloister: Inner D2
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: Delhi War Cemetery: Grave I.J.15