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Harold Edward Howse

Harold Edward Howse

Male 1894 - 1917  (23 years)

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  • Name Harold Edward Howse  [1, 2, 3
    Birth 1894  [1
    Born 18 Feb 1894  Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Education 1913  Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    BA, Rhodes University College 
    Service Between Jul 1914 and Apr 1915  Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Prince Alfred's Guards, South African Defence Force 
    Occupation Apr 1915  Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Teacher, Grey Institute 
    Service Between Mar 1916 and Aug 1917  [2, 3
    Acting Captain, 3Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment 
    • attached to 2 Bn
      Mentioned in a despatch from Field-Marshall Sir Douglas Haig "for gallant and distinguished service in the field"
    Died 16 Aug 1917  Ypres, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Abt 17 Aug 1917  Not known Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Memorialized at Tyne Cot
    Notes 
    • A biography of Harold was written after his death, called "A South African student and soldier: Harold Edward Howse, 1894-1917". The book is known at Amazon.com but there are currently no copies available:
      https://www.amazon.com/South-African-student-soldier-Grahamstown/dp/B0008C6CLG
      Thansk to correspondent, Janine Campbell, we have seen many pages from this work.
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      Harold's father said of him, "He was taken just as life was opening out to him, but he used his short time well, and we are in daily receipt of testimony from all parts of our country as to the influence his life has been. To us, his life was always full of high aspiration, and our comfort now is more than I can tell. There is no sting in his death."
    Person ID I136117  ONS
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 

    Father Walter Henry Howse,   b. 18 Oct 1866, Steenbokvlakte, Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1920  (Age < 53 years) 
    Mother Jessie Gowie,   b. Oatlands Park, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Not known Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 18 Oct 1892  Trinity Church, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Married 18 Oct 1892  Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F41356  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsEducation - BA, Rhodes University College - 1913 - Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsService - Prince Alfred's Guards, South African Defence Force - Between Jul 1914 and Apr 1915 - Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Aug 1917 - Ypres, Belgium Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

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    Harold Edward Howse
    Harold Edward Howse

  • Sources 
    1. [S2655] 1820settlers.com, Paul Tanner-Tremaine.

    2. [S611] Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.

    3. [S3276] A South African Student and Soldier, W M MacMillan, 1919.

    4. [S2657] South Africa Marriages, ancestry.com.