Percy Wilfred Howlett (1893–1918), Pioneer (84460) in the 228th Field Company, the Royal Engineers, died of wounds in France on 9 August 1918, in the closing months of the First World War. He is listed on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial (Panel 3), France.

The death in war of his brother Arthur Robert  is also commemorated in this family grave.

Percy was born in 1893 in Cambridge. He was one of eleven children born to James Thomas Howlett and Mary Ann Howlett (née Quin). He was the younger brother of Arthur Robert Howlett, who was also killed in the First World War. Percy was a plumber before the outbreak of the War. He enlisted in Cambridge with the rank of Pioneer (84460) in the 228th Field Company, Corps of Royal Engineers. He died of wounds on 9 August 1918 in France. He was entitled to the Victory medal and the British War medal.

Howlett grave
Howlett monument



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

Percy Wilfred Howlett