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

Born: 1897, Ipswich.

Died: 28th April 1917; age: 19; KiA.

Residence: The Grocery Stores, West Mersea, Essex.

Enlistment Location: Colchester, Essex.


Rank: Private: Service Number: 31728.

Regiment: Essex Regiment, 13th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.

Memorial Reference:

Bay 7.

Arras Memorial,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Edward & Agnes Finch Howard, of The Stores, West Mersea, Essex.



1901   49, Bolton Lane, St. Margaret’s, Ipswich.

John was 3 years old and living with his parents, siblings & paternal uncle.

Edward Howard, 40, an Oil Cake Merchant’s Managing Clerk, born Colchester, Essex.

Agnes Finch Howard (nee Randall), 33, born Rowhedge, Essex.

Edith Randall Howard, 12, born Ipswich.

Horace Edward Howard, 10, born Ipswich – died 1909, Essex.

Kemble Frederick Howard, 24, a Grocer’s Assistant, born Colchester.

1 general domestic servant.

1911   Ascham College, Holland Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex.

John was 13 years old, he was a pupil and boarder at the private school for boys. Head Master, 56 years old, Arthur Sidney Wilson.


Soldiers’ Effects to Edward Howard – father, a grocer – own account.


John is remembered on the war memorial at the Memorial Garden, St. Peter and St. Paul Church, High Street, West Mersea, Essex.

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