Lawrence Herbert Howes was the son of Herbert and Alice Howes and the husband of Vera Howes, of Norfolk. He enlisted into the Royal Norfolk Regiment and volunteered for airborne forces.
Sergeant Howes successfully completed his glider pilot training and was posted to F Squadron, 2nd Wing, Glider Pilot Regiment, and took part in Operation Market Garden (Arnhem).
Sgt Howes was killed in action on 20 September 1944, aged 30, when in a trench with Sgts John Graham, Henry Parkinson and George Hogg. A mortar bomb dropped into this defensive position, killing all but George Hogg who was mortally wounded and died two days later.
The remains of Sgt Howes and others were located in September 1998 and were re-interred to Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery.
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