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Henry Austin Howes

Henry Austin Howes

Male 1892 - 1958  (66 years)

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  • Name Henry Austin Howes  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Birth Abt 1891  India Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Birth 1892  Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Born 27 Mar 1892  Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Henry Austin Howes BC
    Henry Austin Howes BC
    Gender Male 
    Birth 27 Mar 1892  Wellington, Tamil Nadu, India Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Henry Austin Howes BC
    Henry Austin Howes BC
    Residence 1901  9 Townparks, Navan, Meath, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Military ID Abt 1916 
    9051 
    Occupation 23 Aug 1916  [5
    Soldier, Leinster Regiment 
    Residence 23 Aug 1916  The Barracks, Cork, Cork, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Honour Abt 1918  [6
    Military Medal 
    • date not shown on record, which indicates that he was a Sergeant at the time - see note from Bill Howes

    Name Henry Howes  [7
    Occupation 28 Nov 1920  [3
    Lieutenant, 1 Bn, Leinster Regiment 
    • son's certificate also notes "MM" - did he earn the Military Medal?
    Residence 28 Nov 1920  Wellington, Tamil Nadu, India Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation 1 Oct 1922  [4
    Local Government Officer 
    Residence 1 Oct 1922  Skerries, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 30 Jul 1958  Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Buried Abt Aug 1958  Mount Hope Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I60545  ONS
    Last Modified 7 Feb 2018 

    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  [9, 10
    Family ID F17556  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Maria Marguerita Guthrie Cooke,   b. 22 Sep 1892, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1959, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 23 Aug 1916  St Brendan, Birr, Offaly, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Henry Austin Howes
Maria Marguerita Guthrie Cooke
    Henry Austin Howes Maria Marguerita Guthrie Cooke
    MC
    Witness 23 Aug 1916  [5
    Annie M Hill 
    Witness 23 Aug 1916  [5
    Frederick George Guthrie 
    Notes 
    • Note that someone has ruled a line and crossed out Howes on the marriage certificate

      Biographical note from Bill Howes
      Henry Austin Howes was born on March 27, 1892, in Agra, India, the second son of William Robert Howes, who was then the Regimental Sergeant-Major, a Warrant Officer in the Leinster Regiment, 1st Battalion. He married Maria Marguerita Gutherie Cooke in Wellington, India on August 23, 1919.

      He enlisted as a private soldier in the Leinster Regiment, 1st Battalion, and was decorated with the Military Medal with the rank of Sergeant during WWI. Apparently he shot an officer in the foot when the officer froze and refused to lead his men out of the trenches when ordered to do so. Sgt. Howes then led the men out of the trenches on an attack and was awarded the medal for this. It is probable that the officer was considered wounded in battle. According to the Army List of 1918, he was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on October 11, 1917, and to Lieutenant on April 11, 1919. He was a Lieutenant in the 1st Battalion when the Officers of the 1st Battalion were photographed with HRH the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) at Fort St. George in Madras on January 16, 1922. He was a Lieutenant according to the Army List of July, 1922, but is said to have retired as a Captain when the Regiment was disbanded in March of 1922.

      He emigrated to Canada, leaving on July 19, 1924 leaving the Tail of the Bank* to board the White Star Liner the Doric, and clearing immigration in Quebec City on July 26, 1924 with his son, Henry Desmond Howes. His wife, Maria Marguerita Howes (nee Gutherie Cooke) arrived in Montreal a month later on August 24, 1924 with her son William Maurice Howes and her daughter Mauren Patricia Howes. On arrival, the family initially stayed with his sister, Elsie Spence, in Strathmore, Quebec.

      He worked for the Bell Telephone Company from his arrival in Canada until his retirement when he was a manager in charge of planning future cable needs for Toronto. He retired shortly before his death in Toronto on July 30, 1958. He is buried in Toronto’s Mount Hope Cemetery (Section 4, Plot 317).

      *The Tail of the Bank is the name given to the anchorage in the upper Firth of Clyde immediately North of Greenock and Gourock. This area of the Firth gets its name from the sandbar immediately to its East which marks the entrance to the Estuary of the River Clyde. The Tail of the Bank was a significant point of embarkation for many travelers, especially emigrants, to Canada and the United States of America. Steamships of the Cunard Line en route from Liverpool to New York City regularly called at Tail of the Bank to pick up additional passengers.
    Children 
    +1. William Maurice Howes,   b. 16 May 1919, Crinkle, Birr, Offaly, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 2007, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +2. Henry Desmond Howes,   b. 28 Nov 1920, Wellington, Tamil Nadu, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1996, Stayner, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +3. Maureen Patricia Howes,   b. 1 Oct 1922, Skerries, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 2016, St Catherines, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
    +4. Terence David Howes,   b. 27 Nov 1928, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 2014, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +5. Brian Thomas Howes,   b. 27 Dec 1936, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1991, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    Last Modified 7 Feb 2018 18:33:10 
    Family ID F30013  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - Abt 1891 - India Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 1892 - Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Mar 1892 - Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 27 Mar 1892 - Wellington, Tamil Nadu, India Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Aug 1916 - St Brendan, Birr, Offaly, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 28 Nov 1920 - Wellington, Tamil Nadu, India Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1 Oct 1922 - Skerries, Dublin, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Jul 1958 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    William Robert Howes
    William Robert Howes
    With Sons Military
    Henry Austin Howes
    Henry Austin Howes

  • Sources 
    1. [S957] Army Births - British, www.findmypast.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk.

    2. [S11] Birth cert.

    3. [S511] Birth record - son.

    4. [S510] Birth record - daughter.

    5. [S50] Marriage cert.

    6. [S2559] British Army Recipients of Military Medal, www.ancestry.com.

    7. [S341] 1901 Census - Ireland.

    8. [S1899] Bill Howes.

    9. [S9] ancestry.com tree.

    10. [S450] RootsWeb.