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Forename(s): Francis Slinger
Place of Birth: Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Service No: ---
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Regiment / Corps / Service: Gordon Highlanders
Battalion / Unit: 8th/10th Battalion
Division: 15th (Scottish) Division
Date of Death: 1917-08-02
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: II. F. 4.
CWGC Cemetery: YPRES TOWN CEMETERY EXTENSION
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)
Francis Slinger Howell was the son of George Alfred and Annie Howell, née Slinger. George was born in Wales and Annie at Litton, Yorkshire, the daughter of Richard John Mather and Margaret Slinger, née Preston.
1901 Edinburgh, Midlothian Census: 74, Montgomery Street - Francis S. Howell, aged 3 years, born Edinburgh, son of George A. and Annie Howell.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Francis Slinger Howell, 39416, Royal Scots & 2nd Lieut Gordon Highlanders. Decd. 2.8.17. Correspondence: G.A. Howell Esq (Father) 100, Montgomery Street, Edinburgh.
On the 11 May 1916 the 8th Battalion amalgamated with the 10th Battalion to form the 8th/10th Bn Gordon Highlanders.
Photograph: George Heriot's School Roll of Honour 1914 - 1919.
Data Source: Craven Herald Article
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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2nd Lieutenant Francis Slinger HOWELL
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Gordon Highlanders
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 15th (Scottish) Division
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