David Howe was the son of Thomas and Barbara Armstrong Howe, of Paisley, Renfrewshire, he enlisted in the General Service Corps, and volunteered for Airborne Forces
Rifleman Howe successfully completed glider training and was posted to 1st (Airborne) Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifles, and took part in Operation Varsity (Rhine Crossing).
Rfn Howe was killed in action on 24 March 1945, aged 23, and was given a field burial at Hamminkeln, Germany, and was re-interred to Reichswald Forest War Cemetery on 23 April 1947.
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