The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Lance Corporal S E Howlett


Lance Corporal Seth Edward HOWLETT, G/16875,  10th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action,  Flanders France, 7th June 1917.

1888 born Chinnor, Oxfordshire, son of Edward and Emily Howlett, of Oakley, Chinnor, Wallingford, Berkshire.

19th May 1910, Zion Chapel, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, married Kate Edith May Watts, spinster of 6 Spring Gardens, Bourne End, Buckinghamshire.

Children - Flossie Stella Howlett, born 18th December 1910, Cricklade, Wiltshire; Edward K Howlett, born April 1914, Cricklade, Wiltshire, died January 1915,  High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.

1911 Census - Calcutt Street, Cricklade, Wiltshire - Seth Edward Howlett, head, age 23, married, grocers assistant, worker, born Chinnor, Oxfordshire; Kate Edith May Howlett, wife, age 21, married under 1 year, 1 child, born High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire ; Flossie Howlett, daughter, age 3 months, born Cricklade, Wiltshire.

Enlisted High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, age 29 years & 2 months, height 5ft 6¾ inches, weight 124lbs.  Resided 6 Spring Gardens, Bourne End, Buckinghamshire / 31 Lindsay Avenue, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire / 24, Emscote Road, Coventry, Warwickshire. Formerly grocers assistant.

Separation Allowance of 16/- a week & Allotment of Pay of 3/6 a week paid to wife.

Home 17th November 1915 to 8th May 1917; BEF 9th May 1917 to 7th June 1917.

17th November 1915, enlisted; 17th November 1915, to Army Reserve; 24th May 1916, posted as Driver, Home Counties (C.P.) Brigade R.F.A., Service No.2365; 24th June 1916, transferred to 9th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 1st September 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 13th April 1917, Military Hospital, Chatham, upper dentures provided; 28th April 1917, appointed unpaid Lance Corporal; 9th May 1917, posted BEF; 24th May 1917, posted 10th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment.

7th January 1918, pension of 18/9 a week awarded to widow & one child.

1918, September, High Wycombe Registration District, Kate Edith May Howlett married Leonard W Carter.

Commemorated at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Panel 45 and 47., Belgium.

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