Fred Howarth (c.1882-1918)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

HOWARTH, FRED. Sapper. No 251954. 33rd Light Railway Operating Company, Royal Engineers. Formerly No 3/29296 Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Holmfirth. Son of Isaac and Lydia Howard, of Holmfirth. Educated at St. John's School, Holmfirth. Husband of Lucy Howarth, 28 Holt Lane, Holmfirth. Employed as a weaver, firstly at Ribbleden Mills and then at Messrs Kaye and Stewarts of Lockwood. Enlisted 4.9.1916. Embarked for France 9.1.1917. Came home on leave, returning to France on 30.1.1918. Died of wounds at No 44 Casualty Clearing Station, Poperinghe, Belgium, 25.4.1918, aged 35 years. Buried NINE ELMS BRITISH CEMETERY, POPERINGHE. Grave location:- Plot 14, Grave C, Row 3.
ROH:- Holmfirth War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

  • regiment: Royal Engineers
  • died: Thursday, April 25, 1918
  • age: 35 years
  • record ID: 136864