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George Frederic Howard was born at Cringleford near Norwich on 25 March 1891. He trained as an apprentice engineer at HMS Ganges at Shotlely near Ipswich, working on submarines. He married Frances Elizabeth Morgan (known as 'Fem') in around 1915 and they had one son and two daughters.
In 1919 Howard applied to the Crown Agents to go to the Gold Coast as an engineer on the Gold Coast Railways. He rose to become foreman of the machine shop at Sekondi Works and did not return permanently to England until 1941. He lived in Ipswich until his death on 16 April 1976.
Papers, 1915-1959, of George Frederic Howard comprising
Donated by George Frederic Howard's grandson, Nigel Tattersfield, in 2013.
Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. 7069
Ghana -- History -- 20th century