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Francis Slinger HOWELL

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Surname: HOWELL

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

Age: 19

Date of Death: 1917-08-02

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: II. F. 4.


CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)

Additional Information:

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 (Service) Bn Gordon Highlanders amalgamated with the 10th (Service) Bn to form the 8th/10th Bn Gordon Highlanders.

Francis is commemorated in the Rolls of Honour at the Scottish National War Memorial, Edinburgh.

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

2nd Lieutenant Francis Slinger HOWELL

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Gordon Highlanders

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Gordon Highlanders

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 15th (Scottish) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 15th (Scottish) Division

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Surname: HOWELL

Forename(s): Francis Slinger





Rank: 2/Lt

Regiment: Gordon Highlanders

Battalion: Battalion not shown


Died Date: 02/08/17

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War:

Notes: (Att 8/10)

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Surname: HOWELL

Forename(s): Francis Slinger

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number:

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Regiment: Gordon Highlanders

Unit: 8th/10th Bn.

Age: 19


Died Date: 02/08/1917

Additional Information: Son of George A. and Annie Howell, of 100, Montgomery St., Edinburgh. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: THY WILL BE DONE)

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GEORGE HERIOT'S SCHOOL ROLL OF HONOUR 1914 - 1919 (Edinburgh - Published by the War Memorial Committee 1921)

HOWELL, FRANCIS SLINGER (b. 1898). 1911-16. Played Rugby and Cricket for the School. O.T.C., Cadet, 1912-16; Sergeant. Prefect. 9th Officers’ Cadet Battalion, Cadet, 1916. 3rd Gordon Highlanders, 2nd Lieut., March 1917. France, May 1917. Wounded and missing since 2nd August 1917. Believed to have been killed in action on that date. His body has since been found near the Ypres-Roulers Railway, and was buried in the Ypres Town Extension Cemetery. Eldest son of Mr and Mrs G. A. Howell, 100 Montgomery Street.


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Craven Herald and Wensleydale Standard Logo

14 September 1917


Sec. Lieut. F. S. Howell, Gordon Highlanders, who was previously reported wounded, is now reported wounded and missing. He is 19 years of age, and a son of Mr. G. A. Howell, 100, Montgomery Street, Edinburgh, and grandson of the late Mr. R. J. M. Slinger, Croft House, Litton. He spent his holidays in Littondale every year, and was well known in the Dales. He continued in action after having been wounded, and was wounded a second time. Educated at George Heriot’s School, he held the rank of Sergeant in the Officers’ Training Corps attached to the school.

03 May 1918

HOWELL – Previously reported wounded and missing, July 31st, 1917, now officially presumed to have died from wounds on August 2nd or after, Second-Lieutenant Francis S. Howell, Gordon Highlanders, aged 19 years, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Howell, 100 Montgomery Street, Edinburgh, and grandson of the late Mr. R. J. M. Slinger, Litton.


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