Project Description

ERNEST HOWARD 1887–1918

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Born 26th July 1887, Radcliffe on Trent

Baptised 28th August 1887 at the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Radcliffe on Trent

Died of influenza and bronco pneumonia in France, 22nd November 1918, eleven days after the armistice

Commemorated on Radcliffe on Trent War Memorial

Buried Caudry British Cemetery, south-east of Arras, south of Valenciennes, France. Age 31.

Radcliffe on Trent School Register

Admission: 17.8.1891

1891 Census

Age three, living in Radcliffe with father Arthur, thirty-two, maltster, mother Sarah (née Roulston), thirty-two and sister Constance age one.

1901 Census

Age thirteen living on Hogg Lane, Radcliffe on Trent with father Arthur, maltster, and mother Sarah, sisters Constance Lizzie, eleven, and Mabel Louie, nine and two boarders.

1911 Census

Age twenty-three, living with parents on Hogg Lane and his sisters Constance and Mabel. Ernest was working as a joiner. Constance was an overlooker for a box maker and Mabel was a dressmaker.

In 1912 he was a trade union member of the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners.

Military Service

Rank: Private

Service Number: DM2/164850

Military Unit: Mechanical Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps, 5th Division

Theatre of War: France and Flanders

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Other information

His mother Sarah received  £7 15 shillings on 28.7.19 and £24 10 shillings on 14.4.19 which included a war gratuity of £15 10shillings.

Sarah applied for a dependant’s pension and was awarded 7 shillings (35p) per week for life from 3.6.19. Her address was Walnut Grove, Radcliffe. She died on 13.4.33.

Article: The influenza pandemic and its impact on Radcliffe on Trent

Constance Howard, Ernest’s sister, became a Red Cross V.A.D. nurse in 1915 and served with the 94th Voluntary Aid Detachment. Ernest’s other sister Mabel married Percy Rook, who was also a Radcliffe serviceman.

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe  on Trent Roll of Honour

Born and lived in Radcliffe on Trent.

Caudry British cemetery
Caudry British Cemetery, France