Leonard Gover Howes

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Captain Leonard Gover Howes
Life dates
24 Jun 1883 - 1970

Captain Howes was the Area Commander of East Devon.

Unit or location Role Posted from until
Devon Group 6 - East Devon. Area Commander 05 Oct 1940 03 Dec 1944
National ID
WHAV 104/1

Retired Master Mariner

Rhode House, Colyford, Devon
Other information

Leonard was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant 1st February 1941, to Lieutenant 9th November 1942 and to Captain 17th August 1944. He was also awarded the Defence Medal at stand down.

He had been a naturalised American from 1911 having served in the US Navy and Coastguard.


TNA ref WO199/3391

Hancock data held at B.R.A

1939 Register