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John Arthur HOWARD

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Surname: HOWARD

Forename(s): John Arthur

Place of Birth: Bury, Lancashire

Service No: S/9951

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany’s)

Battalion / Unit: 1st Battalion

Division: 7th (Meerut) Indian Division

Age: 20

Date of Death: 1918-08-09

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: E. 349.

CWGC Cemetery: KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

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 entry

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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

Private John Arthur HOWARD

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany’s)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany’s)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 7th (Meerut) Indian Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 7th (Meerut) Indian Division

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Surname: HOWARD

Forename(s): John Arthur

Born: Bury, Lancs

Residence:

Enlisted: Colne, Lancs

Number: 9951

Rank: Private

Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's)

Battalion: 1st Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 09/08/18

Died How: Died of wounds

Theatre of War: Egypt

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: HOWARD

Forename(s): J A

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: S/9951

Rank: Private

Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders

Unit: 1st Bn.

Age: 20

Awards:

Died Date: 09/08/1918

Additional Information: Son of James and Annie Howard, of 47, Westmoreland St., Skipton-in-Craven, Yorks.

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13 September 1918

Private J. A. Howard, Skipton

Private John Arthur Howard, Seaforth Highlanders, son of Corporal and Mrs. Howard, 47 Westmorland Street, Skipton, who went to Mesopotamia two years ago and was later transferred to Palestine, died in hospital at Cairo on August 9th from wounds received in action in Palestine. Letters of sympathy from the Chaplain to the regiment and a nurse show that Private Howard, who was 20 years of age, was wounded in several places, including the leg, by the bursting of a shell (several pieces of which hit him) just after he had finished his day’s work as a sniper. Formerly employed in the telegraph department on the Midland Railway, deceased enlisted in March, 1915. His father is serving with the Army Remount Section, and his brother, Private James W. Howard, is in France with the Northumberland Fusiliers.

08 August 1919

HOWARD – In loving remembrance of our dear son, Private Howard (Arthur), died of wounds on 9th August, 1918, at Kantard, and was buried in the European Cemetery, Egypt.

Do not ask us if we miss him,
There is such a vacant place;
Can we e’er forget that footstep,
Or that dear familiar face?

Always remembered by his loving Father and Brother and little Harry, 47 Westmorland Street, Skipton.

HOWARD – In affectionate memory of our dear brother, Private Howard (Arthur), Seaforth Highlanders, died of wounds at Kantard, Egypt, buried in the European Cemetery, August 9th, 1918.

We who loved him sadly miss him
As it dawns another year,
And in lonely hours of thinking
Thoughts of him are very near.

Remembered by his loving sister Lily and brother Jim and Children, 55 Russell Street.

HOWARD – In loving remembrance of our dear brother, Private Howard (Arthur), died of wounds on 9th August, 1918, at Kantard, and was buried in the European Cemetery, Egypt.

Days of sadness still come o’er us,
Hidden tears often flow;
But memory keeps our brother near us
Though he died a year ago.

Ever remembered by his loving sister Annie and Brother Willie.

15 August 1919

HOWARD – In loving remembrance of our dear son, Private Howard (Arthur), died of wounds on August 9th, 1918, at Kontard, and was buried in the European Cemetery, Egypt.

Do not ask us if we miss him,
There is such a vacant place.
Can we e’er forget that footstep
Or the dear familiar face.

Always remembered by his loving Mother, Father and Brother and little Harry, 47 Westmorland Street, Skipton.

13 August 1920

HOWARD – In loving memory of my dear brother, Pte. John Arthur Howard, 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders, who died of wounds received in Palestine, on August 9th, 1918, and buried at Kantara Military Cemetery, Egypt.

Two years have passed. None can tell
The loss of one we loved so well.
Sweet is the memory left behind
Of one so noble, true and kind.

From Lily and Jim and Family, 55 Russell Street.

HOWARD – In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Pte. John Arthur Howard, 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders, who died of wounds received in Palestine, on August 9th, 1918, and buried at Kantara Military Cemetery, Egypt.

He lives in the hearts he left behind –
Our loving son and brother kind.
Our home seems quite another place
Without that dear familiar face.
None knows the silent heart-ache;
None but those can tell
Who have lost their best and dearest
Without the last farewell.

From Father and Mother and little Harry, 47 Westmorland Street, and Brother Jim in Mesopotamia.

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13 September 1918

HOWARD – Died of wounds in Palestine Aug. 9th, Pte. John Arthur Howard, Seaforth Highlanders, son of Corp. James Howard and Mrs. Howard, of 47, Westmorland St., Skipton, aged 20.

13 September 1918

Skipton Soldier’s Death in Palestine

Pte. John Arthur Howard, of the Seaforth Highlanders, son of Corpl. James Howard and Mrs. Howard, of 47, Westmorland Street, Skipton, died of wounds at the 44th Stationary Hospital, Cairo, Palestine, on Aug. 9th. In a letter to Mrs. Howard a chaplain states that a shell burst very close to Pte. Howard, and several pieces hit him. He was wounded in several places, including one in the right leg. He also adds that Pte. Howard had just finished his day’s work as a sniper. Pte. Howard, who was 20 years of age, enlisted three years ago last March, and went to Mesopotamia two years last January, being later transferred to Palestine. He was formerly employed in the telegraph department at the Midland Railway Station at Skipton. Mrs. Howard’s husband is also serving in the Army Remount, and another son, Pte. James W. Howard, who is attached to the Northumberland Fusiliers, is in France.

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