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Pvte Reginald L HOWELLS, 14552223, Welch Rgt & No6 Cdo  XML
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Hello,

Happy to share information with you ... I am looking for information/picture/service records ... about Reginald L HOWELLS, No6 cdo 1943-1945
I have searched London Gazette, National archives ... without success.

Best regards .. Herve

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Hi Herve,

Reginald Howells lived in Wrexham, North Wales.

You won't find his service record online - the MoD is the ONLY custodian of WWII service records...
You may apply to the MoD:

1. as a family member;
or
2. as a General Enquirer - where, if you are not the immediate Next of Kin or do not have the consent of the Next of Kin,* then for a period of 25 years following the date of death the only
information that will be disclosed to you is surname; forename; rank; service number; regiment/corps; place of birth; age; date of birth; date of death where this occurred in service; the date
an individual joined the service, the date of leaving; good conduct medals (i.e. Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (LS&GCM)), and any orders of chivalry and gallantry medals (decorations of
valour) awarded, some of which may have been announced in the London Gazette.
After this period the following information will also be disclosed, the units in which he/she served, the dates of this service and the locations of those units; the ranks in which the service was
carried out and details of campaign medals awarded.

In either case you'll need a copy of his Death Certificate

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/request-records-of-deceased-service-personnel


Nick

Nick Collins,

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Proud son of Cpl Mick Collins, 5 Troop, No5 Cdo

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Herve, the service number of Private Howells is recorded on the Casualty Lists as slightly different to the one you wrote. It is 14552223. He was wounded NWE in 1944 exact date not known but listed amongst others in June 1944. Casualty Lists reference WO417/76. See attached extract.

He was a member of the original Commando Association but they lost contact with him over the years. He is listed on their Lost Legions List 6 http://gallery.commandoveterans.org/cdoGallery/v/Commando+Gatherings+pre+CVA/CA+Lost+legions/CA+Lost+Legion+No6__0001.pdf.html

Out of interest why do you ask?
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 Description Casualty Lists WO417/76
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When the danger is passed and all things righted, God is forgotten, and the Soldier slighted.


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Hello Nic and Pete,

Many thanks for your reply ...
I unserstand that it will be almost impossible for me to get his service details ...

@Pete, I have recently bought few things from him, coming from a "sort of" house clearance. And I am always interested to put a face on objects.

Best regards .. Herve
 
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