Born: 1880, Halesworth, Suffolk.

Died: 26th August 1918; age 38; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Residence: 18, Pauline Street, Ipswich.

Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: 40678

Regiment: Cambridgeshire Regiment, 1st Battalion.

Formerly 40678, Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion.

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.



Memorial Reference:

Panel 10.

Vis-en-Artois Memorial,

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Robert Howard, of 123, Chediston Street, Halesworth; husband of Agnes Ellen Howard, of 18, Pauline Street, Ipswich.


1881   Chediston Street, Halesworth, Suffolk.

Robert was a year old and living with his parents & siblings.

Robert Howard, 32, a Master Carpenter – employing 1 man, born Halesworth, Suffolk.

Mary Ann Howard (nee Pearce), 30, born Laxfield, Suffolk.

Alice Howard, 8, born Halesworth.

Douglas Howard, 7, born Halesworth.

Donal Howard, 5, born Halesworth.

Lilian Howard, 4, born Halesworth.

Maggia Howard, 3, born Halesworth.

1891   Chediston Street, Halesworth, Suffolk.

Robert was 11 years old and living with his father, siblings, step mother & step siblings.

Robert, 41, a Carpenter.

Levener Harriet Bonney Howard (nee Best), born Gorleston on Sea, North.

Alice, 18, a Dress Maker.

Douglas, 17, a Carpenter.

Donal, 15, a Printer.

Maggia, 12, a Nurse Maid.

Daisy Howard, 5, born Halesworth.

May Howard, 4, born Halesworth.

Monte Howard, 2, born Halesworth.

1911   18, Pauline Street, Ipswich.

Robert was 31 years old, a Butcher Journeyman. He was married and Head of the Household.

Agnes, 32.

Evelyn, 3.

Agnes, 2.

In 1905, Ipswich, Robert married, Agnes Ellen Burch, born July 1880, Ipswich.

They had 2 daughters:

Evelyn May Howard, born October 1907, Ipswich.

Agnes Maud Howard, born March 1909, Ipswich.

Soldiers’ Effects to Agnes E. Howard – widow.

Robert is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Peter’s Church, Ipswich, and at St Mary at Stoke Church, Ipswich.

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Cambridgeshire Regiment, 1st Battalion:

One Comment

  • Douglas Howard was my grandfather. He and wife Jeanie nee Baxter migrated to Corowa, NSW Australia with their 3 sons and 2 daughters in 1925. My father Richard was the second eldest. Douglas and his 3 sons were all carpenters, as are my brothers.
    We still live in Corowa.


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