WILLIAM ARTHUR HOWARD 1882–1929
Photograph from Cutler collection
Born Oct 1882, Nottingham
Married September 20th 1919 to Clarice Richmond, daughter Katherine born 7 June 1920
Died 1929 age 47
Buried in Radcliffe Cemetery, grave reference E130, no headstone
Age 8, living on Back Lane, Radcliffe on Trent, with father Thomas 31, shoemaker, mother Catherine née Bonser, and brother Sydney 4.
Age 18 living with parents. He was employed as a maltster and his brother was a plumber’s apprentice.
Age 28 boarding at Mount Pleasant, Radcliffe on Trent, with Mary Spencer, her son Harry Richmond, and her niece Clarice Richmond (William’s future wife). He was employed as a bricklayer’s labourer.
Service Number: 34712
Military Unit: Royal Engineers, 14th Army Troops Company
Theatres of War: Balkans and Egypt, date of entry 6.9.15
Attestation: 9th March 1915 Newark
Home address: Mount Pleasant, Radcliffe on Trent
Occupation: Maltster, employer W Chamberlain, Radcliffe. Height 5ft 6ins, chest 35½ ins. Fit but required denture, no upper teeth. Next of Kin: Brother Sydney in Grantham.
22.8.15: Embarked Devonport
6.9.15: Disembarked Moudros, Turkey
24.10.15: Promoted Lance Corporal. Granted Eng. pay at 6d per day
21.1.17: Ismalia, Egypt, as L/Cpl. Drunk in town – reprimanded
14.11.17: Whilst on active service concealed intoxicants under horse fodder – severe reprimand
21.11.17: Requested revert to rank of driver
22.11.17: Cut finger while preparing fodder for his mules.
28.11.17: Admitted to hospital
19.12.17: Ruled that he was in no way to blame but had right index finger removed in 7o General Hospital, Cairo.
28.5.19: Medical examination 32nd Casualty Cleating Station, Beirut. Agreed 30% disability. Granted Pension
14.6.19: Embarked Alexandria, HMS Tagus for UK
Served in Greece, Turkey, Egypt and Palestine
Medals Awarded: 1914-1915 Star, British War and Victory
Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register
Mount Pleasant, Radcliffe on Trent
Daughter Katherine is living on Mount Pleasant with great grandmother, Mary Spencer, her parents William and Clarice using surname Spencer.
William, correct year of birth, is bricklayer for Mr Lowe builder
1922 Electoral Register
Address: Mount Pleasant, Radcliffe on Trent
Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour
Lived in Radcliffe on Trent.