images courtesy of Miss Maureen Howard


Born: 1886, Ipswich.

Died: 15th July 1916; age 30; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 3609

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:

Pier & Face 1C & 2A.

Thiepval Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Rebecca Maud Howard, of 7, Albert Cottages, Rope Walk, Ipswich.




1891   88, Rope Walk, Ipswich.


James was 5 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

James Howard, 48, a Fish Hawker – own account, born Ipswich.

Lucy Howard (nee French), 37, born Ipswich.

Emma French Howard, 11, born Ipswich.

Edgar French Howard, 10, born Ipswich.

Agnes French Howard, 7, born Ipswich.

Ellen French Howard, 3, born Ipswich.

Walter French Howard, 11 months, born Ipswich.


1901   62, Rope Walk, Ipswich.


James was 15 years old, a Stud Maker – Iron Workers. He was living with his mother & siblings.

Lucy, 46, a Tailoress.

Emma, 21, a Corset Budder.

Edgar, 20, an Iron Turner.

Aggie, 18, a Corset Cord Folder.

Ellen, 13, a Stationer’s Eyeletter.

Rose French Howard, 7, born Ipswich.


1911   34, Station Street, Ipswich.


James was 25 years old, a General Labourer – G.E.R. He was married.

Rebecca, 26.


In 1901 & 1911, James ‘s father James Howard was boarding away from the family home, a Fish Hawker.

In 1910, Ipswich, James married, Rebecca Maud Mexome, born 1885, Ipswich. They had 4 children:

William J. Howard, born 1911 – died 1918, Ipswich.

Ellen Maud Howard, born 1913, Ipswich.

Frederick Arthur Howard, born 1915, Ipswich – died 1919, Ipswich.

Kathleen M. Howard, born 1916, Ipswich – died 1916, Ipswich.


Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion:

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements

Suffolk Regiment website

Friends of The Suffolk Regiment



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