Harry Howarth, 2KSLI, D-Day vet Obituary – Cause of Death : D-Day veteran Harry Howarth passes at 103, visits Major after 80 years

By | April 18, 2024



It is with deep sadness that we report the passing of Harry Howarth, a distinguished D-Day veteran from the 2nd Battalion King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, at the age of 103. Harry, who bravely served his country during World War II, passed away earlier this morning, leaving behind a legacy of courage and sacrifice.

Just seven weeks ago, Harry had the opportunity to reunite with his former Major for the first time in nearly 80 years. The emotional reunion served as a poignant reminder of the bond forged between soldiers during times of conflict, and the lasting impact of their service.

Harry’s contributions to the war effort were immeasurable, and his dedication to his fellow soldiers was unwavering. His bravery on the beaches of Normandy during the D-Day landings will never be forgotten, and his commitment to serving his country will always be remembered with gratitude.

As news of Harry’s passing spreads, tributes from friends, family, and fellow veterans have poured in, highlighting the impact he had on those around him. His kindness, sense of humour, and unwavering spirit touched the lives of all who knew him, and his loss will be deeply felt by the community.

While the cause of Harry’s death has not yet been confirmed, his memory will live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. His legacy as a hero of the Second World War will continue to inspire future generations to honour the sacrifices made by veterans like him.

Our thoughts are with Harry’s family and friends during this difficult time, as they come to terms with the loss of a beloved father, grandfather, and friend. May he rest in peace, knowing that his service and sacrifice will never be forgotten.