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Reginald Ernest Howes

Reginald Ernest Howes

Male 1897 - Abt 1958  (61 years)

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  • Name Reginald Ernest Howes  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Birth Abt 1897  Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Birth Abt May 1897  Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Born 9 May 1897  5 Arthur Street, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Baptism
    Baptism 27 Jun 1897  St Etheldred, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Name Reginald E Howes  [6, 7
    Residence 1901  1 Jubilee Terrace, Lakenham St John, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 2 Apr 1911  [2
    Scholar 
    Residence 2 Apr 1911  50 St Julian Street, Thorn Lane, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died Abt Aug 1958  Basingstoke RD, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • age 61
    Notes 
    • Worked as pit boy, then shipbreaker (of HMS Nelson) and then joined the Leicestershire cavalry
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      Obit, courtesy of Karen Leah
      1958 , Farnborough

      Mr. R.E. Howes
      Twenty-seven years service in the army was remembered at the funeral of Mr Reginald Ernest Howes, 8 Netley Street, Farnborough, when semi-military honours were given and a bugler sounded "Last Post" at Ship Lane Cemetery on Monday. Mr Howes, who died in hospital, was 61 and was the head steward at the R.A.F. Officers Mess, Farnborough. Earlier, he served in the Air Ministry Constabulary at the R.A.F., and he ended his military service in 1942 with the rank of Warrant Officer Class 1. He joined the Northumberland Fusiliers and transferred to the Coldstream Guards before moving to the Military Police Staff Corps, with whom he served at the "Glasshouse", the Aldershot military prison. In the Second World War he went to France with the British Services and returned through Dunkirk, and he was at Kent and Carrickfergus later. He was a member of the Coldstream Association, and the Farnborough Working Men's club and the R.A.O.B., and he leaves a widow, a son who serves in the Scots Guards, a daughter in Canada and another daughter in Australia. The requiem mass at the Church of Our Lady, Help of Christians was solemised by the Rev. W. Marrs
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      Personal note from grandson, Alan Howe
      Reginald Howes led a blighted, but interesting life. He timed it badly by being of age for the start of the First World War, and still fit and young enough to serve out part of the Second. He was a disciplined and conservative fellow - but apparently hard on the "glasshouse" prisoners. It was always a difficult role and it made him perhaps the most hated man in Aldershot.

      Briefly, en route to nearby Mytchett village in Surrey in 1941, Rudolph Hess passed through the glasshouse.

      My mother arrived in Australia in August 1958 to the news that Reginald had died while then they were three days out of Southampton. It was a dreadful start to a life in a new country. Unfortunately, I have no memories of that generation; I left England as an 18-month-old. I can recall that my mother once bumped in to some young English men in Australia who had served time in the glasshouse. Mum fessed up. "That bastard!" they said.

      The night before Reginald was evacuated from Dunkirk he returned to the village and - in the firm belief that it would be overrun by Germans within hours - stole the wooden cross and candlesticks from the local Catholic church. He had converted to Catholicism to marry my Irish Catholic grandmother. The cross and candle sticks are still in the family's possession.
    Person ID I378  ONS
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2018 

    Father Charles Edward Howes,   b. Abt May 1867, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt May 1949, Newcastle upon Tyne RD, Northumberland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Mother Mary Eleanor Hardy,   b. Abt 1869, Waterford, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1913, Union Workhouse, Bowthorpe Road, Heigham, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Married Abt May 1890  Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Married 12 May 1890  St Philip, Heigham, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Witness 12 May 1890  [9
    Clara Isabel Howes 
    Witness 12 May 1890  [9
    Joseph Ives 
    Family ID F3481  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Theresa Frances Roberts,   b. Dingle Bay, Clair, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Not known Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt Nov 1922  Hampstead RD, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Living
    +2. Violet Patricia Ann Howes,   b. 15 Sep 1928, Canterbury, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 2009, Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     3. Reginald Anthony Howes,   b. 1937, Jamaica Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt May 1987, NE Hampshire RD, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
    Family ID F21700  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - Abt 1897 - Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - Abt May 1897 - Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 May 1897 - 5 Arthur Street, Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1901 - 1 Jubilee Terrace, Lakenham St John, Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 2 Apr 1911 - 50 St Julian Street, Thorn Lane, Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt Nov 1922 - Hampstead RD, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Abt Aug 1958 - Basingstoke RD, Hampshire Link to Google Earth
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    Reginald Ernest Howes

  • Sources 
    1. [S6] 1901 census.

    2. [S156] 1911 census - UK.

    3. [S476] BMD register (England & Wales) - births - multiple sources.

    4. [S62] Parish Register - baptisms.

    5. [S103] Karen Leah.

    6. [S480] BMD register (England & Wales) - deaths - multiple sources.
      available online from various sources

    7. [S475] BMD register (England & Wales) - marriages - multiple sources.
      available online from various sources

    8. [S81] Pilot.familysearch.org.

    9. [S64] Parish Register - marriages.
      indicates that we have seen the original parish register, microfilm/fiche or a scanned image