Main CPGW Record
Place of Birth: Hellifield, Yorkshire
Service No: MB/864
Rank: Chief Motor Mechanic
Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Battalion / Unit: H.M. 'M L378'
Date of Death: 1918-09-23
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: South of West end of Church.
CWGC Cemetery: HELLIFIELD (ST. AIDAN) CHURCHYARD
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: HELLIFIELD, YORKSHIRE
William Howson (born 31 August 1888) was the son of Thomas and Isabella Howson, née Lupton. Thomas was born at Melling, Lancashire and Isabella at Shap, Westmorland.
1891 Hellifield, Yorkshire Census: 37, Midland Terrace, Arnford cum Newton - William Howson, aged 2 years, born Hellifield, son of Thomas and Isabella Howson.
1901 Hellifield, Yorkshire Census: 37, Midland Terrace, Arnford cum Newton - William Howson, aged 12 years, born Hellifield, son of Thomas and Isabella Howson.
1911 Kirkby Malham, Yorkshire Census: Victoria Hotel - William Howson, aged 20 years, born Hellifield, Yorkshire, son of Thomas and Isebla [sic] Howson.
William was married to Annie Evans, the sister of Driver Harry Evans (2124) (q.v.) in 1915.
William survived a motor car accident in 1915 (not far from where he was to be killed in 1918), in which 2nd Lieutenant Ernest Roscoe (q.v.) died from his injuries - see: 'Craven Herald' (2 July1915).
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:
HOWSON, W., R.N.A.S., Main Road, [Hellifield], killed in accident Draughton, Sept. 23, 1918.
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Chief Motor Mechanic William HOWSON
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
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