Born: 1897, Ipswich.
Death presumed: 17th April 1918; age 21; KiA.
Enlistment Location: Ipswich.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 44987
Regiment: Lincolnshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion.
Formerly 23275, Royal Sussex Regiment.
Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.
Panel 35 to 37 & 162 to 162A.
Brother to JOHN HENRY HOWELL.
1901 Ayslum Yard, Ipswich.
Robert was 3 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
John William Howell, 51, a Bricklayer’s Labourer, born Bury St. Edmund, Suffolk.
Charlotte Howell (nee Wright), 50, born Lakenham, Norfolk.
Charlotte Elizabeth Howell, 23, a Tailoress, born Norwich.
Walter George Howell, 20, a Factory Packer, born Norwich.
Susan Howell, 14, a Tailoress, born Ipswich.
Ernest Edward Howell, 11, born Ipswich.
Alice Maud Howell, 9, born Ipswich.
Percy Herbert Howell, 7, born Ipswich.
1911 4, Ayslum Yard, Lower Orwell Street, Ipswich.
Robert was 13 years and living with his parents his parents & siblings.
Susan, 24, a Tailoress.
Percy, 17, a Foundry Labourer.
Robert’s parents both died in 1913, Ipswich.
Robert is also remembered on the Orwell Works Memorial Ransomes Sims & Jefferies Ipswich.
Robert’s brother Ernest Edward Howell also lost his life. A Private, 9322, of King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, 1st Battalion. KiA – 1st April 1918 – age 29 – served 7 years. Grave reference: V.C.8. Bailleul Road East Cemetery, St. Laurent- Blangy, Pas de Calais, France. Residence: 8, Beach Street, Bare Morecambe, Lanacster. Remembered on the Morecambe First World War memorial and recorded in the Lancaster Guardian 5th May 1918.