Sunday, 14 June 2015

Howorth, Ernest - Private (31814)

Private Ernest Haworth
10th Battalion,
The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment,
Killed in Action,
15th November 1916,
Age 20
Commemorated Thiepval Memorial.

Newspaper Report:

Mr and Mrs. William Howorth, of 1 Underbank Road, Hutch Bank, Haslingden, are informed that their elder son, Private. Ernest Howorth, Loyal North Lancashire Regt., was killed in action on November 15th 1916.

He was reported missing on that date, and a few weeks ago Sergt. Brown, a Preston man, wrote to the parents that their son had fallen.  Since then Sergt. Brown has been wounded and while on leave he has seen Mr and Mrs. Howorth and confirmed the sad news.
He adds that their son was a brave, cheery little soldier, and that he was given a soldier's funeral.
The deceased was 20 years of age, worked as a weaver at Plantation Mill, and is on Ebenezer Baptist Church roll of honour.  He joined up on May 11th 1916, and went to the front in the following September.

Newspaper Memorials:

In loving memory of our dear son Private Ernest Howorth, killed in action , in France, November 15th 1915.

"Only a wooden cross,
Only a name and number,
May angels guard that sacred spot,
Where our son and brother sleeps in slumber."

Ever remembered by his Father, Mother, Sister and Brother, No.1 Under Bank Road, Hutch Bank.

"Two sad years have passed since that sad day,
When one we loved was called away;
A son so good, a son so kind
A beautiful memory left behind."

Ever remembered by his Father, Mother, Sister and Brother Harold (in Suffolk), 1 Underbank Road, Hutch Bank, Haslingden.

"We often think of days gone by,
When we were altogether;
A shadow o'er our life is cast,
A dear one gone for ever."

From his Parents (William and Elizabeth Howorth), and Brother and Sister, at 1, Underbank Road, Hutch Bank, Haslingden.

"His smiling face and kindly ways,
Are pleasant to recall;
He had a loving word for each,
And died beloved by all."

From Eliza.