Other names: Howard James
Locations in this story: Ludwell, Donhead St. Mary, WiltshireHooke, Beaminster, DorsetWarminster, Wiltshire
Story: Howard James Case was born in Ludwell, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire, on 9 Dec 1899 and baptised there at St. John the Baptist Church on 7 Jan 1900 the son of Elias Case, the foreman of the watercress beds at Ludwell Mill, and Mary Case (nee Chant). He spent his early years in Ludwell until by 1911 the family had moved to Hooke, Beaminster, Dorset. He had enlisted on 22 Jan 1918 with the Royal Naval Air Service (Service No. F47268) later transferring to the newly formed Royal Air Force from 1 Apr 1918 as a Private Class 1 (Service No. 247268). He served in the UK only and on his discharge on 6 Mar 1919 was awarded the British War Medal only. He married Doris Violet Prince in Warminster, Wiltshire, during 1926 and by the time of the 1939 Register was living at 5 Sherrington, Warminster, Wiltshire, working as a Watercress Grower, His death was recorded in Warminster during 1967.