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Private Ernest HOWE, L/9618, 2nd  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, 81st? Hospital, Coloaba, India, with Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force, 24th August 1915, age 23.

Born Soham, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, son of Arthur & Elizabeth Howe, of 136, Butcher's Road, Custom House, Essex / 2 Muir Street, Silvertown, London  E; 9 Tate Road, Silvertown, E16.


1911 Census - 54 Albert Road, Silvertown, E16 - Sarah Clements, head, age 49, widow, married 32 years, 11 children, 7 still alive, born Plaistow, Essex; David Clements, son, age 24, single, carman, jam factory, worker, born Silvertown, Essex; Henry Clements, son, age 22, single, general labourer, rubber works, worker, born Plaistow, Essex; Charles Clements, son, age 19, single, general labourer, sugar refiners, worker, born Plaistow, Essex; Phoebe Clements, daughter, age 28, single, wire worker, telegraph works, worker, born Plaistow, Essex; Alice Clements, daughter, age 17, single, lacquerist, telegraph works, worker, born Plaistow, Essex; Liza Felton, servant, age 42, single, domestic servant, worker, born Plaistow, Essex, feeble minded; Mary Hornsey, boarder, age 62, widow, married 42 years, cloth examiner, rubber works, worker, born Plumstead, Kent; George Gennings, boarder, age 49, widower, married 24 years, shoeing smith, farriers, worker, born Marlborough, Wiltshire; Arthur Howe, boarder, age 38, married 19 years, 3 children still living, general labourer, sugar refiners, worker, born Soham, Cambridgeshire; Ernie Howe, boarder, age 18, single, general labourer, rubber works, worker, born Soham, Cambridgeshire.


Enlisted Woolwich, Kent, age 19 years & 9 months, height 5ft 5 inches, weight 123lbs, fresh complexion, blue eyes, light brown hair, mole upper ????, buttock & back.  Resided Silvertown, E. Formerly labourer in India Rubber Works.

Home 19th June 1911 to 18th December 1913; IEF 19th December 1913 to 31st January 1915; MEF 1st February 1915 to 24th August 1915.

19th June 1911, enlisted; 8th July 1911 to 15th July 1911, Hospital, cowpox; 10th October 1911, posted 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 19th December 1911, 3rd Class Certificate of Education; 13th January 1912, Dublin, absent from parading at Tattoo when on ????? Picquet, 2 extra Picquets; 4th April 1912, Dublin, making an improper remark to Lance Corporal Rogers, 7 days confined to Barracks; 16th November 1912, Dublin, absent from Reveille until 6.50am, deprived of Lance Stripe; 23rd November 1912, Dublin, absent from Tattoo until 7.15am 24th, 10 days confined to Barracks, forfeits one days pay; 29th November 1912, Dublin, absent from parading with Defaulters at ????; 30th November 1912, Dublin, desertion, deficiencies of kit; 28th June 1913, DCM,  56 days detention, 22/7¾ stoppages; 21st August 1913, returned to Duty; 6th September 1913, Dublin, absent from 7.00pm until 10.50pm, 7 days confined to Barracks; 19th December 1913, posted IEF & 2nd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 6th February 1915, posted Asiatic Theatre of War; 28th May 1915, Ahway, No.4. British Field Ambulance, PUO; 2nd June 1915, Ahway, discharged from Field Ambulance; 29th July 1915, Busra General Hospital, gun shot wounds, right foot, severe; 4th August 1915, Busra, transferred to India on Hospital Ship "Madras".

6th June 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, Arthur Howe, 69 Albert Road, Silvertown, E16; Mother, Elizabeth Howe, address not known; Brothers - Arthur Howe, age 11, 69 Albert Road, Silvertown, E16; Sisters - Elizabeth Olive Howe, 7 Auberton Street, North Woolwich; Grandparents - Elizabeth Howe, age 75, Broad Piece, Soham, Cambrideshire; Nephews/Nieces - George Howe, age 22, 195 Coppermill Lane, Walthamstow; Ethel Howe, age 20, 195 Coppermill Lane, Walthamstow; Uncles/Aunts - George Howe, age 52, 195 Coppermill Lane, Walthamstow; Burt Howe, age 43, 136 Butcers Road, Customs House; Aunts, none.

Commemorated at Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial, Face E., India.


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