Ernest is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.

Image courtesy of Andrew – ‘Streets of Mourning’ –


Born: 1889, Ipswich.

Died: 1st April 1918; age: 29; KiA. Served 7 years.

Residence: 8, Beach Street, Bare Morecambe, Lancashire.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 9322.

Regiment: The King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment), 1st Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


The body was exhumed from an isolated grave – 5.c.7., with no cross, near Northumberland Cemetery, at Fampoux and reburied. The body identified by Khaki, Boots and 1 Service Chevron.


Grave Reference:


Bailleul Road East Cemetery,

St. Laurent-Blangy,

Pas de Calais,







1891   Lower Street, Ipswich.


Ernest was 2 years old and living with his parents, siblings, maternal aunt & cousin.

John William Howell, 41, a Bricklayer, born Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

Charlotte Howell (nee Wright), 39, born Lakenham, Norfolk.

John Henry Howell, 15, born Ipswich.

Charlotte Elizabeth Howell, 13, a Day Girl, born Norwich, Norfolk.

Walter George Howell, 10, born Norwich.

Frederick Thomas Howell, 6, born Ipswich.

Susan Howell, 4, born Ipswich.

Ernest Edward Howell, 2, born Ipswich.

Susan Wright, 33, a Tailoress, born Norwich.

Hannah Wright, 3.


1901   Ayslum Yard, Ipswich.


Ernest was 11 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

John, 51, a Bricklayer’s Labourer.

Charlotte, 50.

Charlotte, 23, a Tailoress.

Walter, 20, a Factory Packer.

Susan, 14, a Tailoress.

Alice Maud Howell, 9, born Ipswich.

Percy Herbert Howell, 7, born Ipswich.

Robert Alfred Howell, 3, born Ipswich.

1 boarder.


1911   Bowerham Barracks, Lancaster, Lancashire.


Ernest was 21 years old, a Soldier, ranked a Private for The King’s Own, Royal Lancaster Regiment.


In 1911, Lancaster, Ernest married Eliza Green, born 1890, Lancaster.

They had 2 children.

John Henry Howell, born January 1912, Lancaster.

Louisa Howell, born April 1916, Lancaster.


Ernest also became guardian to Margaret Green.


Soldiers’ Effects to Mrs. Eliza Kirkham – widow.

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