Born: 1897, Ipswich.

Death presumed: 17th April 1918; age 21; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 44987

Regiment: Lincolnshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion.

Formerly 23275, Royal Sussex Regiment.

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:

Panel 35 to 37 & 162 to 162A.

Tyne Cot Memorial,




Brother to JOHN HENRY




1901   Ayslum Yard, Ipswich.


Robert was 3 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

John William Howell, 51, a Bricklayer’s Labourer, born Bury St. Edmund, Suffolk.

Charlotte Howell (nee Wright), 50, born Lakenham, Norfolk.

Charlotte Elizabeth Howell, 23, a Tailoress, born Norwich.

Walter George Howell, 20, a Factory Packer, born Norwich.

Susan Howell, 14, a Tailoress, born Ipswich.

Ernest Edward Howell, 11, born Ipswich.

Alice Maud Howell, 9, born Ipswich.

Percy Herbert Howell, 7, born Ipswich.

1 boarder.


1911   4, Ayslum Yard, Lower Orwell Street, Ipswich.


Robert was 13 years and living with his parents his parents & siblings.

John, 63.

Charlotte, 62.

Susan, 24, a Tailoress.

Percy, 17, a Foundry Labourer.


Robert’s parents both died in 1913, Ipswich.

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

Robert’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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