Born: Arthur recorded his birth date as the 5th December 1880, Parham, Suffolk.

Baptised: 19th October 1879, Parham, Suffolk – parents: Robert & Naomi Howlett.

Died: for official purposes presumed reported to have died: 18th November 1916; age 36; KiA – at the attack on Desire Trench, Courcelette.

Previously reported missing

Residence: Cuffley, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Occupation: a Homestead Farmer.

Enlistment Details: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada; Date: 15th September 1915; Age: 34 years & 9 months; Religion: CofE. Height: 5ft & 5ins, fair complexion, blue eyes & fair hair.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 472446

Regiment: Canadian Infantry, 46th Battalion, Saskatchewan Regiment.


Memorial Reference:

Vimy Memorial,

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Robert Howlett, of Bishops Hill, Ipswich.




1881   Old Hall, Parham, Suffolk.


Arthur was 3 years and living with his parents & siblings.

Robert John Howlett, 35, an Agricultural Labourer, born Earl Soham, Suffolk.

Naomi Howlett (nee Friend), 37, born Parham.

Louisa Mary Howlett, 10, born Parham.

Henry George Howlett, 8, born Parham.

John Robert Howlett, 4, born Parham.

Walter Howlett, 1, born Parham.


1891   Old Hall, Parham, Suffolk.


Arthur was 13 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Robert, 45, an Agricultural Labourer.

Naomi, 47.

Harry, 18, an Agricultural Labourer.

John, 14, Agricultural Labourer.

Walter, 11.

James William Howlett, 9, born Parham.

Ellen Elizabeth Howlett, 7, born Parham.


1901   Old Hall, Parham, Suffolk.


Arthur was 23 years old, an Agricultural Labourer. He was living with his parents & brother.

Robert, 55, an Agricultural Labourer.

Naomi, 57.

Walter, 21, a Horseman on a Farm.


1911   Red Lion, Caston, Attleborough, Norfolk.


Arthur was 33 years old, a Timber Feller – Timber Merchant. He was a lodger.


Arthur’s mother Naomi Howlett, died 1902, Parham, Suffolk.


Arthur is also remembered on the war memorial at Holy Trinity Church, Ipswich.



Canadian Infantry, 46th Battalion, Saskatchewan Regiment:,_CEF

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