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Howe, A A

Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No.1

Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No.1.


Son of Walter George & Mary Ann Ellen Howe
Husband of Emelie de la Haye Howe of Grande Vingtaine, St Peters, Jersey.

Died of wounds at 25th Casualty Clearing Station in France, aged 27 years

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Wednesday 12 July 1916

Roll of Honour. We regret to learn that news has been received in the Island that Company Sergeant Major A Howe of the 1st Battalion Kings Own Regiment has died from wounds received in action. The gallant Company Sergeant Major was stationed in Jersey with the 2nd Battalion Kings Own and, completing his service, married a Jersey lady and resided at St Peter. At the outbreak of war he rejoined the Colours and passed through several engagements unscathed. Latterly he had been promoted to Company Sergeant Major and his wife, only a few days ago, received news that he had been wounded but would write soon, so that it came as a great shock when she received unofficial intimation that he had died in hospital of his injuries. To the widow, who has one child, and the other relatives we offer our sincere sympathy in their bereavement.

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Tuesday 25 July 1916

Roll of Honour. The wife of the late Company Sergeant Major Howe of the Kings Own (nee Miss E de la Haye of St Peters) has received a letter from the 25th Casualty Clearing Station stating that her late husband was admitted to the hospital on 1 July suffering from terrible wounds in the abdomen, head and left thigh. An operation was performed but he fell asleep on 3 July to wake no more. He was buried with full Military Honours at Doullens on the Arras Road, not far from where he had his last fight. The writer concludes by stating that the Sergeant Major had "done his bit and done it well". We would again offer our sincere sympathies to the widow and other relatives.

Alfred Arthur Howe. M.M.

CSM Alfred Arthur Howe
1st Battalion, Royal Lancaster Regiment

Military Medal
Military Medal
1914-15 Star

Commemorated on St Peter's Parish Memorial, Jersey

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Thursday 13 July 1916

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Friday 25 May 1917

The Late Company Sergeant Major Howe Awarded Military Medal - Widow to Receive Decoration. Mrs E Howe of Le Grand Vingtaine, St Peter, widow of Company Sergeant Major Howe of the Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment who was killed in action recently, has received official notification that she is to receive the Military Medal awarded her husband for bravery and devotion to duty in the field. The official letter states that a public presentation of the award will take place later, unless the widow desires the Medal presented privately.


Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record


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