|Date and Place of Birth:||Circa 1920 Adelaide, Australia|
|Date and Place of Death:||July 17, 1942 El Alamein, Egypt|
|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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