The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

 Private J Howard


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Private James HOWARD, G/5216, 7th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 23rd January  1917.

Born Chatham, Kent, son of Edward and Catherine Howard, of 21, Best Street, Chatham, Kent.


1911 Census - 43 Best Street, Chatham, Kent - Edward Howard, head, age 64, married, dealer old cloths & rags, own account, at home, born Sandwich, Kent; Kate Howard, wife, age 50, married 28 years, 7 children, 5 still alive, born Golden Lane, London; James Howard, son, age 18, single, dealer, assisting in business, at home, born Chatham, Kent; Elizabeth Howard, daughter, age 16, single, born Chatham, Kent; Nelly Howard, daughter, age 13, school, born Chatham, Kent; Mary Howard, daughter, age 11, school, born Chatham, Kent; Nora Howard, daughter, age 8, school, born Chatham, Kent.


Enlisted  Chatham, Kent, age 22 years 3 months, height 5ft 7 inches.  Resided 43 Best Street, Chatham, Kent. Formerly general labourer.

4th January 1915, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; posted 7th Battalion; 26th July 1915, embarked for BEF.

28th July 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, Edward Howard, 21, Best Street, Chatham; Mother, Catherine Howard, 21, Best Street, Chatham; Brothers - none; Sisters - Elizabeth Howard, age 23, 21, Best Street, Chatham; Nellie Howard, age 21, 21, Best Street, Chatham; Nora Howard, age 16, 21, Best Street, Chatham.

Buried at Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension, L. 4., France.


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