Howe Barracks Bombing 1942

Memorial at Leros Barracks Canterbury

The memorial, commemorates those killed during WW2 in the bombing of Howe Barracks on 1st June 1942. A memorial garden is set around a brick paved area with two benches on either side, with the Memorial standing in the paved area.

Originally sited at Howe Barracks, upon its closure in 2014 the memorial was  removed and re-sited at Leros Barracks Canterbury, the Regimental Headquarters of the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment.

memorial garden

Memorial Garden
© Lindsay Parsons (WMR-54424)

The Memorial is dedicated to The Buffs, The East Surrey Regiment and General Service Corps who lost their lives during bombing raids on 1st June 1942, and 31st October and 1st November 1942.

The East Surrey Regiment

Private John Edwards Alterton

Private Geoffrey Stuart Fraser

Private Reginald Henry Giles

Private Bernard Richard Mahony

Private Albers Sidney Rippin


howe barracks bombing

The Memorial  - Now situated at Leros Barracks, Canterbury
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© Lindsay Parsons (WMR-54424)

howe barracks memorial

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© Lindsay Parsons (WMR-54424)

memorial plaque

Memorial Plaque
© Lindsay Parsons (WMR-54424)


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