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Henry Howes

Henry Howes

Male 1882 - 1915  (33 years)

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  • Name Henry Howes  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Henry Howes
    Henry Howes
    Nickname Harry 
    Birth Abt 1881  Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Birth Abt 1882  Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Birth Abt Aug 1882  Great Yarmouth RD, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Born 16 Aug 1882  Duke of York Passage, George Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Henry Howes BC
    Henry Howes BC
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 5 Apr 1891  [5
    Scholar 
    Residence 5 Apr 1891  Union Workhouse, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation 1901 
    Bricklayer's labourer 
    Residence 1901  20 Row 37, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 2 Apr 1911  [2
    Bricklayer 
    Residence 2 Apr 1911  11 Row 37, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Service 1915  [4
    Private, 2 Bn, Norfolk Regiment 
    Service No. 1915  [4
    18047 
    Died 9 Dec 1915  Doïráni, Kilkis, Central Macedonia, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Buried Not known Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Memorial at Doiran and Great Yarmouth
    Henry Howes CWGC
    Henry Howes CWGC
    Henry Howes
    Henry Howes
    Funeral Card
    Notes 
    • Memorialized on Great Yarmouth war memorial.

      Thanks to correspondent Brian Howes for this:
      "The Great Yarmouth Roll of Honour entry reads: Private 18047, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in Macedonia 9 December 1915. Aged 36. On attachment to unit unknown as 2nd Norfolk Regiment did not serve in Greece. Son of Thomas and Hannah Howes of Great Yarmouth. Husband of May Eunice Howes of 19, Row,31, North Quay, Great Yarmouth. Born and enlisted in Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Doiran Memorial, Macedonia."

      And thanks too, to the Norfolk FHS facebook page contributor, John Taylor, for the following complete explanation:
      "For over twenty years I have been researching the names of the men listed on the Great Yarmouth War Memorial. Henry Howes is one of these men. Although your findings are much the same as mine, I can add that Henry was awarded the 1914-15 Star, the British War Medal, and the Victory Medal. At the time of his death he was attached to the 6th Btn Royal Dublin Fusiliers. The 2nd Btn Norfolk Regiment went to Mesopotamia in November 1914. The 6th Btn Royal Dublin Fusiliers moved from Gallipoli to Salonika during October 1915. It was possibly during this time that Henry was transferred.
      "I would suggest that Henry Howes was a volunteer. Conscription was not introduced until after his death with the Military Service Act of January 1916, conscription starting on 2nd March 1916.
      "The photo of Henry appears to show him wearing the much disliked blue uniform. At the start of the war Britain had a small volunteer Army. When Lord Kitchener called for more volunteers many heeded the call and at one time over 30,000 men a day were volunteering. This meant the Army was running out of uniforms, and the War Office decided upon a uniform known as the ‘Kitchener Blues’. As Neil Storey writes in his book ‘Norfolk in the Great War’ page 96 “The jackets and trousers were sourced from uniform stocks held for postmen, prison warders and prisoners.
    Person ID I7411  ONS
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2016 

    Father Thomas Howes,   b. 20 Nov 1844, 21 Row, Lakenham St Mark, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1901, 3 Row 88, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Hannah Brighton Woodcock,   b. 14 Dec 1845, Upper Heigham, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1900, 8 Row 31, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married Abt Feb 1866  Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Married 20 Mar 1866  Register Office, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Thomas Howes / Hannah Woodcock MC
    Thomas Howes / Hannah Woodcock MC
    Witness 20 Mar 1866 
    Maria Woodcock 
    Witness 20 Mar 1866 
    William Long 
    Family ID F10164  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family May Eunice Balls,   b. Abt Aug 1882, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Feb 1952, Great Yarmouth RD, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Married Abt Aug 1906  Great Yarmouth RD, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
    +1. Harry Alfred Howes,   b. 12 Jul 1908, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Aug 1975, Great Yarmouth RD, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +2. Lily M Howes,   b. 7 Nov 1912, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Aug 1972, Cambridge RD, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     3. William Howes,   b. Abt Aug 1915, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Aug 1915, Great Yarmouth RD, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
    Family ID F11840  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - Abt 1881 - Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - Abt 1882 - Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - Abt Aug 1882 - Great Yarmouth RD, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Aug 1882 - Duke of York Passage, George Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 5 Apr 1891 - Union Workhouse, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt Aug 1906 - Great Yarmouth RD, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Dec 1915 - Doïráni, Kilkis, Central Macedonia, Greece Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S6] 1901 census.

    2. [S156] 1911 census - UK.

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

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

    5. [S5] 1891 census.

    6. [S476] BMD register (England & Wales) - births - multiple sources.
      available online from various sources

    7. [S11] Birth cert.

    8. [S475] BMD register (England & Wales) - marriages - multiple sources.

    9. [S50] Marriage cert.