Howard Spencer Easlick (1923-1944)
Stoker 1st Class Howard Spencer Easlick was born in 1923 in Pontypridd, Glamorganshire, Wales, the son of Harold Easlick and his wife Gladys May Matthews. Howard’s father Harold had served as a driver in the Royal Field Artillery from 1908 to 1919, most of the time overseas including four years in India before the War. Son Howard chose the Royal Navy, service number D/KX 154619.
Howard lost his life on 6 June 1944, the D-day landing at Normandy. He was aboard Landing Craft Assault 690 which was reported lost and Howard was identified as missing and presumed killed. He is commemorated at Portsmouth Naval Memorial along with over 20,000 other sailors from World War I and II whose deaths mostly occurred at sea and have no known grave.
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