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.
ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Tuesday 25 July 1916
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.