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Leonard John Howes

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  • Name Leonard John Howes  [1
    Born 14 Oct 1916  Bristol RD, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Birth 14 Oct 1916  [2
    Birth Abt Nov 1916  Bristol RD, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Name Leonard J Howes  [2, 3, 4
    Occupation 29 Sep 1939  [2
    Cable Jointer (Electrical) 
    Residence 29 Sep 1939  18 Stanley Street, Bedminster, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • From Leonard's daughter-in-law, Carol Howes:
      My father-in-law Leonard Howes now 103 was in the Royal Corps of Signals Forest Moor Y Intercept Station and was billeted at Queen Ethelburga's school. He and his group erected aerials and masts on Forest Moor Station, ran and maintained the listening station were many young ladies intercepted morse code messages from the enemy on 6 hour shifts 24/7. These messages were then sent to a secret station X for decoding. Station X was later found out to be the famous Bletchley Park. These ladies and men carried out extremely secret work and we can thank them all. My father-in-law marched through Harrogate to cheering crowds on VE Day.
    Person ID I139970  ONS
    Last Modified 13 May 2020 

    Father John Howes,   b. 16 May 1886, Union Workhouse, Eastville, Bristol, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt May 1946, Bristol RD, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Rosina Alice Wallace,   b. 13 Jun 1890, Bedminster RD, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Feb 1945, Bristol RD, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married Abt Aug 1915  Bristol RD, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F42604  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alice Maud Ware,   b. 24 Feb 1919, Bristol RD, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Dec 2000, Bath & North East Somerset RD, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married Abt Aug 1940  Bristol RD, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
    +1. Living
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F42605  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Oct 1916 - Bristol RD, Gloucestershire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - Abt Nov 1916 - Bristol RD, Gloucestershire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt Aug 1940 - Bristol RD, Gloucestershire Link to Google Earth
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    Leonard John Howes 103
    Leonard John Howes 103

  • Sources 
    1. [S2177] GRO Births Online, www.gro.gov.uk.

    2. [S1956] 1939 Register, findmypast.com, ancestry.com.

    3. [S476] BMD register (England & Wales) - births - multiple sources.

    4. [S475] BMD register (England & Wales) - marriages - multiple sources.