Arthur Robert Howlett (1884–1916), Private (3/776) in the 2nd Battalion the Suffolk Regiment, died of wounds at the Somme in France on 20 July 1916. He has a grave in the Dive Copse British Cemetery Sailly-le-Sec (plot II E. 14) in northern France.

The death in war of his brother Percy Wilfred is also commemorated in this family grave.

Arthur was born in 1884 in Cambridge. He was one of eleven children born to James Thomas Howlett and Mary Ann Howlett (née Quin). He was the older brother of Percy Wilfred Howlett, who was also killed in the First World War. Arthur worked as an errand boy and then a porter at a hotel. During the War he enlisted in Ely, Cambridgeshire as Private (3/776) in the 2nd Battalion the Suffolk Regiment. He died of wounds on 20 July 1916 at the Somme, France. He was entitled to the Victory medal and the British War medal.

Howlett grave
Howlett grave



Lat Lon : 52.202673, 0.13833785 – click here for location

Parish : St Andrew the Less

See family grave page for more information




War Graves Photographic Project
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England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837–1915
England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index, 1837–1915
England & Wales, Death Index, 1916–2007
England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858–1966
UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914–1919
UK, Commonwealth War Graves, 1914–1921
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By Emma Easterbrook and Ian Bent

Arthur Robert Howlett