Museum of the Manchester Regiment
The Men Behind the Medals

Howell Edwards

Howell Edwards :

Howell Edwards : British War Medal

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.

Museum of the Manchester Regiment
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Portland Place
Heritage Wharf
Ashton-under-Lyne
OL7 0QA

Telephone: 0161 343 2878
Email: Portland.Basin@tameside.gov.uk
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