image from 1916 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper.

Photograph courtesy of Floyd.


Born: 8th July 1892, Ipswich.

Died: 5th August 1916; age 24; KiA. Location of Unit at Time of Casualty: Trenches near Ypres (The Bluff), Zillebeke, Belgium.

Residence: Canada – for 6 years.

Enlistment Details: 14th August 1915, Woodstock, Ontario; age 25; Religion: CofE.

Previously spent 2 years with the 1st East Anglian Field Ambulance.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 602927

Regiment: Canadian Infantry, 14th Battalion.


Grave Reference:

  1. E. 32.

Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm),





Relatives Notified and Address: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Howgego, of Ipswich, England; husband of Ada May Howgego, of 403, Main Street, Woodstock, Ontario.




1901   79, Hervey Street, Ipswich.


Arthur was 8 years old and living with his parents & siblings

Harry Arthur Howgego, 33, a Printer & Compositor, born Ipswich.

Laura Elizabeth Howgego (nee Gooding), 31, born Debenham, Suffolk.

May G. Howgego, 6, born Ipswich.

Reginald Mortimer Howgego, 4, born Ipswich.

Claude Victor Howgego, 2, born Ipswich.


Arthur was educated at St. Margaret’s School, Bolton Lane, Ipswich.


On the 23rd December 1911, at Oxford, Ontario, Arthur William Howgego (occupation, a farmer) married Ada May Harris; born May 1889, Waterloo, Ontario.

They had 4 children:

Harry Albert Howgego, born June 1912, Oxford, Ontario.

Kathleen Rose Howgego, born October 1913, Oxford.

James Clarence Howgego, born December 1914, Woodstock, Ontario.

Annie Clara Howgego, born January 1916, Oxford, Ontario.


Arthur is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich, and at St. Michael’s Church, Ipswich.

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Evening Star – 4th October 1909 – IPSWICH KIOSK ROBBED – BOYS BROUGHT TO BOOK


At the Ipswich Police Court, on Monday, 9th October, Thomas Garrett (17), of St. Margaret’s Street; Arthur Howgego (17), of Hervey Street; Bernard Death (13), of Borough Road; Thomas Smith (13), of St. Clement’s Church Lane and William Daniels (11), of Hayhill Road, were before Mr. J.H. Grimwade (chairman), and other Magistrates, jointly charged with having stolen a quantity of chocolate and sweets value 13s. from the kiosk in Christchurch Park. The defendants, all better dressed and more respectable-looking than most juvenile offenders seen in the Police Court, had either father or mother there to look after his interest.

It appeared from the evidence, that the kiosk is hired by Mr. Henry Ernest Wheeler (of 112, Cemetery Road), baker and confectioner, and that on Saturday afternoon, 25th September, the kiosk was broken into and a quantity of chocolate and other sweets stolen.


Detective-constable Wood said he received information on the Saturday afternoon that the kiosk had been broken into, and, on looking round the place, he found that an entry had been made by breaking a small pane of glass in the side door, and unlocking it from the inside. The middle door from the kitchen into the shop was opened in a similar mannr and a quantity of chocolates and other sweets had been stolen. As a result of making inquries, he saw all the lads in turn on the following Monday. Detective-constable Wood said that one of the boys, who got some of the spoil, went into the park and threw the sweets about, and so “distributed ‘em wholesale.”

The older boys made long speeches to the Bench, on their own behalf, while Mr. Daniels warmly defended his son, declaring that all he did on the occasion in question was the result of an accident – that was to say, he broke one of the kiosk windows with a stone thrown at the adjoining beech tree – and that he had nothing to do with the actual robbery. Mrs. Daniels ( who was affected to tears) said that her boy had excellent school reports, and she was sure he wouldn’t steal.

Eventually, the Magistrates reired, and on their return into Court, the Chairman said: “Now, you boys, I need hardly say how very sorry the Bench are to see you here. All five of you are respectable boys, yet you are all brought here on the charge of stealing, and I expect you feel very much ashamed of yourselves. The Magistrates are going to deal very leniently with you, hoping that you have learned a lesson. We shall bind over the two older lads Arthur Howgego and Thomas Garrett) on their own surety to be of good behaviour for twelve months; and each will have to pay 5s. costs; and, as to the three younger boys, we shall require the parents to be bound over for their good behaviour, and also to pay 2s. 6d. costs towards repairing the damage that has been done.

Thomas Garrett also died during WW1.



Canadian Infantry, 14th Battalion:


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