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Albert Crosby Howes

Male 1888 - 1915  (26 years)


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  • Name Albert Crosby Howes  [1, 2
    Birth Abt 1888  Peterborough, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • Formerly Northamptonshire
    Birth Abt Nov 1888  Peterborough RD, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Born 4 Dec 1888  Peterborough, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Formerly Northamptonshire
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 17 Feb 1890  All Saints, All Saints Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1891  1 Diamond Cottages, Alma Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1901  185 Great Northern Railway Cottages, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Service 26 Nov 1915  [5, 6
    Private, 1st Bn, Lancashire Fusiliers 
    Service No. 26 Nov 1915  [5, 6
    782 
    Name Albert Howes  [3, 4, 5, 6
    Died 26 Nov 1915  Gallipoli, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 6
    • age 26
    • CWGC note: "Son of the late William and Jane Howes".
    Buried Abt Dec 1915  Not known Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Memorialized on Helles Memorial
    Notes 
    • We are grateful to Terry Wadsley for providing the following extract from the book "No More Strangers" A record of Peterborough men killed during World War One by David Gray

      [Whilst this report states thar Albert died on 26 November 1915, the official records of "British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards 1914 - 1920" clearly shows "K in A 26 10 15" [Killed in Action 26th October 1915]].

      P33. JANUARY 22nd 1916
      Private Albert Howes, 1st Lancashire Fusiliers, brother of Mrs Ashpool, Bright Street, Peterborough, has been killed in Gallipoli, he was previously wounded at Mons.

      P35. MARCH 4th 1916
      Mrs. D. Ashpool of 12 Bright Street, Peterborough, has received a letter from Sgt. J. W. Ibbott, 1st Lacashire Fusiliers, whose home is in Alma Road, Peterborough, giving details of how her brother, Private Howes met his death at Gallipoli. He was killed on the morning of November 26th, being hit in the stomach by a piece of shrapnel. It appears there had been a heavy fall of rain which had flooded the trenches and the men had to leave them and go to open ground. Howes had just been to fetch water to make some tea, and while handing it down he was hit. "I can tell you" said Sgt Abbott, "that when I got there a few days afterwards and heard that he had been killed, I had to have a good cry. I had been thinking of what it would be to be together again, after being parted from one another for so long, and knowing that he had no real mates from his own town."
    Person ID I58368  ONS
    Last Modified 17 Nov 2017 

    Father William John Howes,   b. 30 Aug 1857, Newark, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1904, Upton, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Mother Jane Crosby,   b. 25 Oct 1856, Fawdrys Building, Dudley Road, Birmingham, Warwickshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1908, 10 Eastgate, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married Abt May 1881  Peterborough RD, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Married 13 Jun 1881  Register Office, Thorpe Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Formerly Northamptonshire
    Witness 13 Jun 1881  [1
    • Attribute Value: Francis Langsley
    Witness 13 Jun 1881  [1
    • Attribute Value: Margaret Fanny Crosby
    Family ID F16951  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - Abt 1888 - Peterborough, Cambridgeshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - Abt Nov 1888 - Peterborough RD, Cambridgeshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Dec 1888 - Peterborough, Cambridgeshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 17 Feb 1890 - All Saints, All Saints Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Nov 1915 - Gallipoli, Turkey Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S899] Terry Wadsley.

    2. [S476] BMD register (England & Wales) - births - multiple sources.

    3. [S6] 1901 census.

    4. [S5] 1891 census.

    5. [S148] Ancestry.com Military Records, www,ancestry.com.

    6. [S611] Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.

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