image from 1916 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper.
Born: 1896, Ipswich.
Died: 24th May 1916; age 20; KiA – whilst taking part in a counter-attack. Served 316 days.
Family Notified: 3rd June 1916.
Residence: 48, Ruskin Road, Ipswich.
Employed: as a Carpenter for Mr. William Pipe, Ipswich.
Enlistment Details: Location: Tottenham, Date: 14th May 1915; Age: 19 years & 4 months; Occupation: Carpenter & Joiner. Signed up for the Duration of the War. Height: 5ft 6 ins.
Date of Entry Therein: 18th November 1915 – France.
Service: Home: 14th July 1915 – 16th November 1915 – France: 17th November 1915 – 24th May 1916.
Rank: Sapper; Service Number: 100296
Regiment: Royal Engineers, 226th Field Coy.
Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914-1915 Star.
Pas de Calais,
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of the late Walter C. & Charlotte Haward, of 48, Ruskin Road, Ipswich.
1901 Garibaldi Villa, Crabbe Street, Ipswich.
Frank was 5 years old and living with his widowed father & siblings.
Walter Charlie Haward, 48, a Joiner & Carpenter, born Ipswich.
Lily Florence Haward, 26, born Orford, Suffolk.
Alfred Edward Haward, 18, an Elementary School Teacher, born Colchester, Essex.
Walter Richard Haward, 16, a Carpenter, born Ipswich.
Emily Elizabeth Haward, 12, born Ipswich.
Victoria Dorothy Margarette Haward, 9, born Ipswich.
Barrington Claud Haward, 7, born Ipswich.
1911 48, Ruskin Road, Ipswich.
Frank was 15 years old, an Apprentice Carpenter – Builder. He was living with his father & siblings.
Walter, 58, a Carpenter – Builder.
Susie Jane Haward, 32, a Housekeeker to father, born Ipswich.
Victoria, 19, a Milliner.
Barrington, 17, a Clerk – Ipswich Borough Council.
Frank’s mother was Charlotte Elizabeth Haward (nee Worledge), born 1855, Ipswich – died 1900, Ipswich.
Frank attended the California Boys’ School.
On the 16th August 1916, Walter Haward wrote to the Effects Branch G.H.Q. to enquire on the whereabouts of his late son, Frank’s watch, India rubber Stockings and large knitted muff & mittens (that Frank had written to acknowledge receiving the knitted items), these items were missing from Frank’s returned effects.
A letter to Walter from the Effects Branch explained that the items were not to be found.
In November 1921, Susie Haward received Frank’s 1914 -1915 Star. On the 2nd January 1922, she received his British War & Victory medals.
Frank’s brother Alfred Edward Haward also fell on the 9th October 1916, a Rifleman, 302626 in the 1st/5th (City of London) Battalion, London Rifle Brigade, London Regiment. Alfred was 33 years old, an Elementary School Teacher, residing in Crouch End, he had been in France for 4 months. Alfred is remembered at Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.