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Howard, Charles Reginald

Capt. Charles Reginald Howard, R.A.M.C. attached King’s African Rifles, was killed in action in East Africa on September 6th. He was the youngest son of Robert Luke Howard of Tynemouth, formerly of St. Albans and was educated at Guy’s Hospital, and at Cambridge, where he graduated B.A. with honours, M.B. and B.C. in 1904, and M.D. in 1907, also taking the diplomas M.R.C.S. and L.R.C.P.Lond. in 1902. After acting as assistant house-surgeon and house-surgeon at Guy’s, he went to East Africa as bacteriologist to the Government of Zanzibar. On his return to England he settled in practice at Garston, Frome, Somersetshire, where he was honorary surgeon to the Victoria Hospital, Frome, medical officer of health to the Frome Rural District Council, and assistant school medical officer to the Somersetshire Education Committee. He took a temporary commission as lieutenant in the R.A.M.C. on March 1st, 1916, and was promoted to captain on the completion of a year’s service. Guy’s Hospital Gazette 30 Nov, 1918​

Biographical

Surname(s)Howard
First name(s)Charles Reginald
Family detailsSon of Robert Luke Howard Esq., Danesfield Street, St. Albans
Previous educationPembroke College, Cambridge
CollegeGuy's Hospital
Dates at college1894-1902
Dept / courseCambridge M.B.
QualificationsM.B., B.C. Cantab. 1902; L.R.C.P., M.R.C.S. 1902; M.D. 1907
Military unitR.A.M.C., attd King's African Rifles
Date enlisted1 March 1916
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Decorations / medalsO.B.E.
Date of death6 September 1918
Rank at deathCaptain
Burial placeLumbo British Cemetery, Mozambique
Commemoration(s)Guy's Hospital Memorial; Frome War Memorial and St. John's Memorial in Frome; Pembroke College, Cambridge Roll of Honour; Fromes Fallen Heroes
SourcesGuy's Hospital Medical School Records, King's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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