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William HOWITT

Male 1896 - 1918  (22 years)


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  • Name William HOWITT 
    Born 1896  Castle Bytham, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1901  Castle Bytham, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • HOWITT, John W,        Head,      M, 46, Freestone quarryman,  Lincs, Castle Bytham
      HOWITT, Mary, Wife, M, 44, Lincs, Castle Bytham
      HOWITT, Annie, Daughter, S, 21, Lincs, Castle Bytham
      HOWITT, Ernest W, Son, S, 11, Lincs, Castle Bytham
      HOWITT, Nellie, (sic) Daughter, S, 9, Lincs, Castle Bytham
      HOWITT, Lucy, Daughter, S, 7, Lincs, Castle Bytham
      HOWITT, Willie, Son, S, 5, Lincs, Castle Bytham
      HOWITT, Mable, (sic) Daughter, S, 3, Lincs, Castle Bytham
    Census 1911  Castle Bytham, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • HOWITT, John William, Head,     56, Married, Labourer on Farm,         Castle Bytham, Lincs
      HOWITT, Mary Ann, Wife, 54, Married, Tongue End (Spalding), Lincs
      HOWITT, Willie, Son, 16, Single, Errand Boy to Clergyman, Castle Bytham, Lincs
      HOWITT, Mable, Daughter, 12, Single, Housemaid (Domestic), Castle Bytham, Lincs
    HEAL Died in WW1 
    MILI Service No: 40487 6 Bn Northamptonshire Regiment
    Died in First World War, No known grave, commemorated in Pozieres, France at the memorial, panel no's 54-56
    See battalion diary


    In Memory of

    WILLIE HOWITT

    Private
    40487
    6th Bn., Northamptonshire Regiment
    who died on
    Thursday, 25th April 1918. Age 23.
    Additional Information: Son of John William and Mary Howitt, of Castle Bytham, Grantham, Lincs.

    Commemorative Information
    Memorial: POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France
    Grave Reference/
    Panel Number: Panel 54 to 56
    Location: Pozieres is a village 6 kilometres north-east of the town of Albert. The Memorial encloses Pozieres British Cemetery which is a little south-west of the village on the north side of the main road, D929, from Albert to Pozieres. On the road frontage is an open arcade terminated by small buildings and broken in the middle by the entrance and gates. Along the sides and the back, stone tablets are fixed in the stone rubble walls bearing the names of the dead grouped under their Regiments. It should be added that, although the memorial stands in a cemetery of largely Australian graves, it does not bear any Australian names. The Australian soldiers who fell in France and whose graves are not known are commemorated on the National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux.
    Historical Information: The Memorial relates to the period of crisis in March and April 1918 when the Fifth Army was driven back by overwhelming numbers across the former Somme battlefields, and to the succeeding period of four months during which there was built up, behind the new front, of the army, which on the 8 August 1918 began the Advance to Victory. The Memorial commemorates over 14,000 casualties of the United Kingdom and 300 of the South African Forces who have no known grave and who fell in France during the Fifth Army area retreat on the Somme from 21 March to 7 August 1918. The Corps and Regiments most largely represented are The Rifle Brigade with over 600 names, The Durham Light Infantry with approximately 600 names, the Machine Gun Corps with over 500, The Manchester Regiment with approximately 500 and The Royal Horse and Royal Field Artillery with over 400 names. 
    Occupation Soldier 
    Buried 1918  Pozieres, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Memorial stone
    Died 25 Apr 1918  Cachy, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I109  Maintree
    Last Modified 3 Feb 2011 

    Father John William HOWITT,   b. 17 Jul 1854, Castle Bytham, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1932, Croxton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann TURNER,   b. 1858, Tongue End, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1930  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 28 Sep 1878  Deeping St. Nicholas, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 3Q 1878 7a 553
    Notes 
    • Married in St Michael’s Church
    Family ID F25  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1896 - Castle Bytham, Lincolnshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1901 - Castle Bytham, Lincolnshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1911 - Castle Bytham, Lincolnshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1918 - Pozieres, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Apr 1918 - Cachy, France Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Cemetery       : Farm       : Town       : Parish       : City       : Not Set

  • Documents
    Medal card
    Medal card
    National Archive medal card showing entitlement of Willie Howitt.

    Headstones
    Pozieres memorial
    Pozieres memorial
    Pozieres
    Pozieres
    Pozieres
    Pozieres

    Histories
    Military Service
    Military Service
    Service details and memorial record
    War Diary
    War Diary
    Extract from battalion war diary for the date of William Howitt's death.

  • Notes 
    • Known as Willie