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Bernard Howley


Date and Place of Birth: Circa 1920 Adelaide, Australia
Date and Place of Death:    July 17, 1942 El Alamein, Egypt
Baseball Experience: Amateur
Position: Unknown
Rank: Private
Military Unit: 2/43rd Battalion Australian Infantry
Area Served: North Africa

Bernard B. Howley, son of James and Beatrice Howley, was born at Colonel Light Gardens, a suburb of Adelaide, South Australia, in 1919. He played baseball with the Goodwood Baseball Club, the oldest baseball club in existence in South Australia.

Howley served an apprenticeship at the wood car shop at Islington and enlisted in the Australian Army in May 1940. Private Howley served with 2/43rd Battalion and helped defend Tobruk from the German Afrika Korps for seven months before being evacuated by sea. He was killed at El Alamein in Egypt on July 17, 1942.

Bernard Howley is buried at the El Alamein War Cemetery in Egypt.

Mount Gambier Border Watch, August 4, 1942
Adelaide Advertiser, August 11, 1942
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Goodwood Baseball Club website

Date Added:
May 9, 2013 Updated June 23, 2013

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