Born: 1876, Fore Street, Ipswich.

Died: 3rd August 1915; age 39; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 10th October 1914.

Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 3/9212

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, ‘B’ Coy, 2nd Battalion.

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + Clasp.


Grave Reference:


Woods Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of the late John William & Charlotte Howell, of Ipswich; husband of Agnes Emma Howell, of 48, Alan Road, Ipswich.






1881   Reeves Court, Ipswich.


John was 5 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

John William Howell, 30, a General Labourer, born Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

Charlotte Howell (nee Wright), 29, a Needlewomean, born Lakenham, Norfolk.

Charlotte Elizabeth Howell, 3, born Norwich.

Walter George Howell, 6 months old, born Norwich.

1 visitor.


1891   Lower Street, Ipswich.


John was 15 years old and living with his parents, siblings, maternal aunt & cousin.

John, 41, a Bricklayer.

Charlotte, 39.

Charlotte, 13, a Day Girl.

Walter, 10.

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   Asylum Yard, Ipswich.


John was 25 years old, an Iron Moulder. He was married and Head of the Household.

Agnes, 24.

Percy, 1.


1911   48, Alan road, Ipswich.


John was 35 years old, an Iron Moulder – Iron Foundry. He was married and Head of Household.

Agnes, 34.

Percy, 11.

John, 7.


In 1897, Ipswich, John married Agnes Emma Coleman, born 1877, Ipswich. They had 2 children:

Percy Walter Howell, born 1900, Ipswich.

John Henry Howell, born 1904, Ipswich.


John’s parents both died in 1913, Ipswich.

John is also remembered on the Orwell Works Memorial Ransomes Sims & Jefferies and Holy Trinity church Ipswich.

John’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.

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