British War Medal
We don't know anything about Howell's family or early life.
He served in the Manchester Regiment during the First World War and was given the service number 64115. This suggests he joined the Army during early 1918. We don't know whether he volunteered for service or was conscripted. Under conscription it was not unusual for soldiers to be assigned to units with no connection to their local area.
We don't know which battalion of the Manchester Regiment Howell served in. He survived the war but his life afterwards remains a mystery. As well as his British War Medal, Howell was also awarded the Allied Victory Medal for his Army service.