Colonel Howell Davis
Commanded the 29th Foot (Worcestershire) from October 1878 to March 1883.
Howell Davis was born in April 1839 at Bloomsbury, London. The son of John Davis, a Magistrate, and Elizabeth Jesser Davis (née Coope). He was baptised at St. Pancras on the 17th April 1839.
At the age of 12 he was educated privately at Walthamstow, Essex by Professor Henry Morini a language Professor.
After further education at Military College he was commissioned in to the 29th Foot (Worcestershire) as Ensign on the 19th December 1857. He attained the rank of Lieutenant by purchase on the 12th June 1860.
Attained the rank of Captain by purchase on the 16th January 1863 still serving with the 29th Foot.
Attained the rank of Major by purchase on the 23rd January 1875 still serving with the 29th Foot (Worcestershire).
On the 2nd March 1878 he was given command of the 29th Foot (Worcestershire) with the rank of Lieut.-Colonel.
On the 2nd March 1882 he was awarded the rank of Colonel and a year later on the 2nd March 1883, having completed 5 years as a Regimental Colonel he was placed on half pay.
After he retired from the Army he lived at Rotherfield Greys Farm, Rotherfield Greys, Henley, Oxfordshire with his unmarried sister Mary Davis.
Colonel Howell Davis never married and died at Rotherfield Greys, Henley, Oxfordshire in 1907 at the age of 68.