ERNEST HOWARD 1887–1918
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
Age three, living in Radcliffe with father Arthur, thirty-two, maltster, mother Sarah (née Roulston), thirty-two and sister Constance age one.
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.
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.
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
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.
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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, France