The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private J A Howson


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Private John Alfred HOWSON, G/2383, 7th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 8th November 1916.

Born Blackburn, Lancashire, son of Edward Howson, 7 Fort Street, Blackburn, Lancashire; 59 Snape Street, Blackburn, Lancashire.

Previously served with East Lancashire 3rd Reserve, Service no.3274. Time expired.

Enlisted  Blackburn, Lancashire, age 27 years & 7 months, height 5ft 5¾ inches, weight 133lbs, fresh complexion, blue eyes, black hair.  Formerly weaver.

Home 9th September 1914 to 25th July 1915; BEF 26th July 1915 to 8th November 1916.

9th September 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 10th September 1914, posted 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 26th July 1915, embarked; 29th September 1916, wounded In the Field; 30th September 1916, 2 Canadian General Hospital, gun shot wound, back; 16th October 1916, discharged to 7 Convalescent Depot; 18th October 1916, discharged to No.3. Large rest camp; 23rd October 1916, proceeded to join 7th Battalion.

11th August 1919 - Statement of Relatives - Widow, none; Children, none; Father, Edward Howson, 59 Snape Street, Blackburn, Lancashire; Brothers - John Edward Howson, age 40, 4 Walter Street, Blackburn; Sisters - Sarah Jackson, age 27, 31 Oxford Street, Blackburn.

Buried at Pozieres British Cemetery, II. H. 14., Ovillers-la Boiselle, France.


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