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Charles William Howes

Charles William Howes

Male 1887 - 1918  (31 years)

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  • Name Charles William Howes  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Charles William Howes
    Charles William Howes
    Birth Abt 1886  India Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Birth 1887  Calcutta, West Bengal, India Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Birth 1887  India Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Born 1 Apr 1887  Calcutta, West Bengal, India Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1901  9 Townparks, Navan, Meath, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Education 1908  Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Medicine 
    Occupation 2 Apr 1911  [6
    Teacher 
    Residence 2 Apr 1911  Royal School, Lurganboy, Cavan, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence Abt 1913  Birr, Offaly, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Service Nov 1914  [7
    Leinster Regiment 
    William Robert Howes
    William Robert Howes
    With Sons Military
    Service Jul 1915  [7
    2nd Lieutenant, Durham Light Infantry 
    Service 1916  [7
    Lieutenant, Durham Light Infantry 
    Service 1918  [9
    Captain, Durham Light infantry, formerly Leinster Regiment 
    Service 1918  [10
    Temporary Captain, Acting Major, 19 Bn, Durham Light Infantry 
    Death 22 Apr 1918  [1, 4, 11
    Death 22 Apr 1918  Somme, Picardie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Died 22 Apr 1918  Martinsart Wood, Somme, Picardie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Burial Abt 23 Apr 1918  Communal Cemetery Extension, Bouzincourt, Somme, Picardie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Name Charles Howes  [5
    Name Charles W Howes  [6, 7
    Buried Abt May 1918  Bouzincourt, Somme, Picardie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Notes 
    • From the MSOI website:
      Charles W. Howes

      Born in India in 1887, Charles’ parents were William Robert, a British army officer and Lucy Howes.

      Charles entered Trinity College to study medicine in October 1908. Whist in Trinity he was a member of the Officer Training Corps. After he graduated he was a teacher and taught in Co. Cavan and at Birr.

      It would appear Charles’ father William moved to Birr for a period of time. Charles enlisted in the Leinster Regiment in November 1914. Charles married Mabel Gick on 25th September 1915 in St. Brendan’s church, Birr. He had been commissioned into the Durham Light Infantry as a second lieutenant in July 1915.

      Shortly after getting married Charles went overseas to France with the Durham Light Infantry. He was promoted to lieutenant in 1916. He served for almost 3 years before being killed in action on 22nd April 1918 whilst leading his company, 'W' on an attack at Martinsart Wood on the Somme. Sadly and unknown to Charles, his wife had given birth to a baby girl a day before is death.

      Major Howes was laid to rest in Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension, France.
    Person ID I60544  ONS
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2017 

    Father William Robert Howes,   b. 5 Feb 1856, Slough, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1945, 16 Grosvenor Place, Rathmines, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother Lucy Marion Aldridge,   b. 21 Dec 1865, Umballa, Bengal, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1946, 16 Grosvenor Place, Rathmines, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 6 Dec 1880  Amritsar, Punjab, India Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14
    Family ID F17556  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mabel Gick,   b. Abt 1892, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt Aug 1915  Birr RD, Offaly, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Married 25 Sep 1915  St Brendan, Birr, Offaly, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Rhona Marjorie Louise Howes,   b. 31 Mar 1918, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1945, Sussex Ear & Throat Hospital, Brighton, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
    Last Modified 17 Apr 2016 11:04:51 
    Family ID F17557  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - Abt 1886 - India Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 1887 - India Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 22 Apr 1918 - Somme, Picardie, France Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S956] Ireland's Memorial Records of the Great War, www.findmypast.co.uk.

    2. [S957] Army Births - British, www.findmypast.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk.

    3. [S1041] Ireland BMD.

    4. [S275] Gravestone.

    5. [S341] 1901 Census - Ireland.

    6. [S342] 1911 census - Ireland.

    7. [S2051] Medal Society of Ireland, www.msoi.eu.

    8. [S1899] Bill Howes.

    9. [S1237] Denise Neufeld, www.findmypast.co.uk.

    10. [S1178] Bedfordshire News, www.findmypast.co.uk.

    11. [S898] FindMyPast Military Records, www.findmypast.com, www.findmypast.co.uk.

    12. [S611] Commonwealth War Graves Commission website, www.cwgc.org.

    13. [S9] ancestry.com tree.

    14. [S450] RootsWeb.