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George Howes

Male Abt 1888 - 1917  (~ 29 years)


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  • Name George Howes  [1
    Born Abt 1888 
    • from age at death
    Gender Male 
    Service 1917  [1, 2
    Private, 9 Bn, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) 
    • Shown as such in Register of deaceased servicemen's effects, medal rolls, dependants' pension records and so on
    Service No. 1917  [1, 2
    14301 
    Death 27 Dec 1917  [3
    Died 27 Dec 1917  War Hospital, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Age: 29y 
    Cause: Died of wounds 
    • "War Hospital" from deceased soldiers' effects registers,
    George Howes Will 1
    George Howes Will 1
    George Howes Will 2
    George Howes Will 2
    George Howes Will 3
    George Howes Will 3
    Norwich War Hospital
    Norwich War Hospital
    Burial Abt Jan 1918  Norwich Cemetery, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • plot 26.245
    Buried Abt Jan 1918  Earlham Cemetery, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    George Howes HS
    George Howes HS
    Death Abt Feb 1918  Blofield RD, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Age: 29y 
    Name G Howes  [3
    Name George Harvey Flowers 
    Name George Harvey Howes 
    Name Gordon Howes  [4
    Notes 
    • CWGC record says his name was Gordon. Ancestry says his birthplace was Norwich (but no obvious George born in Norwich at that time.

      From the record of George's effects at Ancestry.com, we can see he left his effects to Dorothy May Flowers of Lenwade (also known as Great Witchingham) - was she his daughter? Her birth date was (per those same records, 1 Jun 1918, after his death)

      A Dorothy M B Flowers birth was registered in 1946 in Fakenham but backdated to 1908 in Faversham?
      A Dorothy M B Flowers died Q1 1987 in Norwich with birth date 1 jun 1908. The 1908 record is not borne out by the new online GRO index of births, by the way!
      I found Dorothy M Flowers in the 1939 Register as a Staff Nurse at a hospital in Mundesley, Norfolk. So nothing to learn there.

      George's main records appear to have been among those burned.

      As you can see, nothing quite ties up! The man's name is different. His daughter's birth place may have been in Norfolk or may have been in Kent (I suspect Norfolk). She was definitely born in 1 Jun probably in 1908 but why not properly in the records?!
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      In his dependent pension records at Fold3, George's mother is named as Albertine Flowers. Fortunately, this is such an unusual name that there was only one
    Person ID I109027  ONS
    Last Modified 6 Mar 2020 

    Father John Flowers,   b. Abt 1841, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Albertina Curson,   b. Abt Nov 1848, Whitwell, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt May 1937, Aylsham RD, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years) 
    Married Abt Feb 1870  St Faith's RD, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F51734  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - Age: 29y - 27 Dec 1917 - War Hospital, Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - Abt Jan 1918 - Norwich Cemetery, Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Abt Jan 1918 - Earlham Cemetery, Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - Age: 29y - Abt Feb 1918 - Blofield RD, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Sources 
    1. [S148] Ancestry.com Military Records, www,ancestry.com.

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

    3. [S275] Gravestone.

    4. [S611] Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.

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