Sydney Howarth

Corporal Sydney Howarth, C21128
Ottawa, Ontario
The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa

Corporal Howarth is sponsored by the The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (Duke of Edinburgh’s Own) and John Thomson.
Corporal Howarth était parrainé par The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (Duke of Edinburgh’s Own) et John Thomson.

In Memory of my Father, who was a member of the Cameron Highlands of Ottawa.

Sydney was born on 19 February 1914 in Liverpool England. He had two siblings.  He was a member of the protestant church and he moved to Ottawa Ontario Canada in September 1939. Sydney was working as carpenter when he married Edie Howarth. Sydney and Edie had one daughter, Mary Howarth. He joined R.C.ASC (Infantry). In September 1939, he trained in the army and died at June 6 1944 (killed by action). His elder brother also served the military. He also had a younger sister who was a student at the time of Sydney’s death. Sydney’s parents were James and Mary Howarth.

Sydney’s rank was Corporal and he was a member of the Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (M.G), R.C.I.C. in the army.

-On 16 September 1939 Private Sydney Howarth enlisted with the Cameron Highlander of Ottawa, Ontario.

-On 4 April 1940 he was promoted to Action Lance Corporal (A/LC) while still training in Ottawa.

-On 30, June 1940 he was Struck Off Strength Canadian Army Service Force, Canada with machine gun.

-On 27 April 1441 in England, he embarked at Reykjavik Scotland with C.H. of .O (Machine gun).

-On 27, April 1941 he embarked at Reykjavik Iceland to England.

-On 1 May 1941 he disembarked at Gourock Scotland.

-On April 1 1943 ~ 10th of April 1943, he was member of work party at HQ 3 Canadian division.

-On 30th April 1943 struck of strength (S.O.S) to 8 Canadian Infantry Brigade Sh, Gh.

-On May 1 taken of strength 8 Canadian Infantry Brigade Sh.Gh. for Cameron Highlander of Ottawa on May, 1, 1943. He back to Action Lance Corporal (A/LC) 8. Canadian Infantry Brigade Sh.Gh.

-On 1th July 1943 he went back to private.

-August 1 1943, he accepted Corporal. Sydney Howarth was also awarded the Canadian Volunteer service medal and clasp.

-June 6 1944 he was killed in action in Juno Beach.

On 3 June, 1944 Howarth Sydney embarked United Kingdom for invasion to Normandy France. The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (M.G) was a Machine Gun Battalion. On D-Day (On 6 June 1944 at Juno Beach, France) The North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment landed at ‘Nan Red’ beach near St. Aubin at 8:10. Assault engineers and DD tanks of ‘C’ Squadron, Fort Garry Horse accompanied the regiment. The 14th and 19th field Regiments, Royal Canadian Artillery fired a steady barrage onto the beaches with their 105mm guns, beginning at 7:39 and lasting for thirty minutes.

 

The Cameron of Highlanders of Ottawa was placed directly under the command of the Brigades of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division. The Battalion was organized into “A”, “B”, and “C”. Companies as Machine Gun supported an Infantry Battalion with the exception of No.7 Platoon, which was under the direct command of Nan Red Sector of North Shore Regiment whose job was to take out the Radar Station. The Camerons of Highlanders of Ottawa were equipped with the Vickers. 303 machine gun, a medium weapon fed by 250 round cloth belts of 303 ammunitions  and fired in full automatic bursts of 10 to 20 rounds.

 

“B Company (Nos. 6, 7 and 8 Platoons) Sydney Howarth was the busiest Cameron Company that momentous day. No. 6 Platoon landed on NAN RED Beach at St. Aubin-sur-Mer and cleared the road towards Bernieres-sur-Mer, where it joined up with the Queen`s Own Rifles. The large number of vehicles unsuccessfully trying to get through Bernieres-sur-Mer, combined with enemy artillery and sniper fire, made it difficult to traverse the village and move southward towards Beny-sur-Mer. While No. 6 Platoon`s machine guns dealt with many of the snipers, Major John Carson, officer commanding B Company, and Lance-Corporal Roy Parker, his batman, directed the infantry to a German 88mm artillery piece, which was then destroyed. It was about this time that the Camerons suffered their first and only fatality on 6 June when Corporal Sydney Howarth was killed by a German sniper while firing his Vickers at Bernieres-sur-Mer.

Howarth Sydney is killed in action at Juno Beach 6th June 1944. The cemetery now contains German against of the Word War II.  He left everything to his wife Howarth Edith. She received his military plaque with serial number 1421. He had received all the money in total until his death. He was 30 years of age when he died.

Written by: Jae Hwan Shina student at the Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute in Smith Falls, Ontario, Canada.

Rédigé par: Jae Hwan Shin, un élève de Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute, Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

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