Born 30th May 1885, Stonham Aspall, Suffolk.

Died: 8th September 1917; age: 31; at Cherat, India.

Residence: Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 9974

Regiment: The King’s (Liverpool Regiment), 2nd Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Memorial Reference:

Face 1.

Dalhi Memorial (India Gate).

Grave Reference:


Cherat Cemetery New Cemetery,





1891   11, Gibbons Street, Ipswich.


Sydney was 6 years old and living with his widowed maternal grandmother, uncle & aunt and his siblings.

Harriet Hart (nee Hill), 66, a Laundress, born Mickfield, Suffolk.

Charles Hart, 34, a Carpenter, born Debenham, Suffolk.

Fanny Hart, 24, a General Domestic Servant, born Debenham.

Edgar Howlett, 14, born Ipswich.

Edith Howlett, 13, born Debenham.

Alice Howlett, 10, born Stonham Aspall.


On the 1891 census, Sydney’s 37 year old, widowed mother, Sarah Howlett (nee Hart), born Debenham, was away from the home working as an Attendant at the Borough Lunatic Ayslum, Foxhall Road, Ipswich.


1901   25, Church Street, Harwich St. Nicholas, Essex.


Sydney was 16 years old, a Butcher. He was living with his widowed mother & brother.

Sarah Howlett, 47.

Edgar, 24, a Manager of Boot & Shoe Stores.


Sydney’s father, Edgar Howlett, born 1850, Debenham, Suffolk, was a Ship’s Steward. On the 23rd December 1887, 37 year old, Edgar was supposed Drowned when the sailing bark ‘Glenavon’ was lost at sea with all hands. The ‘Glenavon’ had set sail with a cargo of salmon oil, flour and wheat on the 22nd August 1887, from the Port of Astoria, Oregon, U.S.A., for passage to Liverpool. The ‘Glenavon’ was posted missing on the 13th April 1888 and register closed on the 11th May 1888.


Sydney’s father was Edgar Howlett, born 1850, Debenham, Suffolk. Soldiers’ Effects to Sarah Howlett – mother, Edith Strange and Alice Strange – sisters, and Edgar Howlett – brother.

The King’s (Liverpool Regiment), 2nd Battalion:

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