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Forename(s): John Arthur
Place of Birth: Bury, Lancashire
Service No: S/9951
Regiment / Corps / Service: Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany’s)
Battalion / Unit: 1st Battalion
Division: 7th (Meerut) Indian Division
Date of Death: 1918-08-09
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: E. 349.
CWGC Cemetery: KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE
John Arthur Howard (born 18 April 1898) was the son of James and Mary Ann (Annie) Howard, née Davies. James was born at Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland and Mary Ann at Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire. James served with the Army Service Corps in the Great War. He served at 'Home' from 6 July 1915 to 10 January 1919.
1901 Todmorden, Yorkshire Census: Gauseholme Fold - John Arthur Howard, aged 2 years, born Bury, Lancashire, son of James and Annie Howard.
1911 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 3, Star Inn Yard - John Arthur Howard, aged 12 years, born Bury, Lancashire, son of James and Annie Howard.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte John A. Howard, S/9951, Sea. Highrs.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte John Arthur Howard, S/9951, 1/Bn Seaforth Highlanders.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte John Arthur Howard, S9951, 1st Seaforth Hdrs. Date and Place of Death: 9.8.18. 24 S. Hpt. [24th Stationary Hospital], Kantara, Egypt. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Mother and Sole Legatee - Mary A. £20 10s. 6d.
Although the ‘Craven Herald’ and the ‘West Yorkshire Pioneer’ mention that John was formerly employed in the telegraph department on the Midland Railway, he is not commemorated on the Midland Railway War Memorial at Derby.
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
HOWARD, John Arthur, aged 20, Seaforth Highlanders, son of Cpl. James Howard, and of Mrs. Howard, 47, Westmorland Street, Skipton, died of wounds in Palestine, Aug. 9, 1918.
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Private John Arthur HOWARD
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany’s)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 7th (Meerut) Indian Division
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