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Offline lrashford

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Alfred Henry Howes Look up request
« on: Wednesday 04 October 17 06:52 BST (UK) »
Good morning! I hope you are well.
I was wondering if anyone could help me find more information on Alfred Henry Howes, who was my grandmother’s uncle.

What I know so far is that he was born in Merthyr Tydfil around March in 1915. He had three brothers called William Sydney Cannon, Alexander Douglas, Percy and a sister called Everhilda Maud Howes. His father was Sydney Dunning Howes and his mother was Annie Maria Allen.

I don’t have a lot of information on Alfred apart from him being born in Wales and having connections to Bristol. He served as a prisoner of war in Burma (I think) but I can’t find much information on that either. He was married twice and his second wife was called Helga and died I believe in 1970. I’m not sure if Alan Howes was his son but I’ve heard that name mentioned. Oldman is also a name that could be related.

Thank you so much for your help!
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Re: Alfred Henry Howes Look up request
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 04 October 17 07:43 BST (UK) »
From FreeBMD:

Births:
March qtr 1915
Merthyl Tydfil Registration District     vol 11a, page 1951
Howes, Alfred H     Mother's Maiden Name: Allen

The following from the GRO Index search:
HOWES, ALEXANDER  DOUGLAS      (Mother's Maiden Name:) ALLEN      
GRO Reference: 1903  M Quarter in READING  Volume 02C  Page 343

HOWES, WILLIAM  SYDNEY CANNON     ALLEN      
GRO Reference: 1900  S Quarter in BLEAN  Volume 02A  Page 902

HOWES, EVERHILDA  MAUD      ALLEN      
GRO Reference: 1907  M Quarter in CARDIFF  Volume 11A  Page 449

HOWES, PERCY        ALLEN        
GRO Reference: 1908  D Quarter in PONTYPRIDD  Volume 11A  Page 557
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Re: Alfred Henry Howes Look up request
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 04 October 17 08:08 BST (UK) »
There are postems on the FreeBMD births - that's a small note added by someone.

All suggest you should look at this website:
http://www.howesfamilies.com/
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Re: Alfred Henry Howes Look up request
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 04 October 17 08:16 BST (UK) »
There are postems on the FreeBMD births - that's a small note added by someone.

All suggest you should look at this website:
http://www.howesfamilies.com/

Hello! Thank you for the website. It does contain some information on my great great grandfather but not on Alfred Iím afraid which is a shame!
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Re: Alfred Henry Howes Look up request
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 04 October 17 08:44 BST (UK) »
I can't see a marriage to a Helga, and I'm not finding his death either?

WW2 service records are not online.
Records for all personnel serving after 1920 are still held by the MOD.
To apply see: https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records
You'll need his death certificate and there is a fee of £30.
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Re: Alfred Henry Howes Look up request
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 04 October 17 09:09 BST (UK) »
A possible death:

Alfred Henry Howes in 1995 in Gloucester;  date of birth shown as 15 February 1915;  ties in with a baptism found for 7th March 1915 in Aberdare (Percy and Evehilda baptised at the same time), father shown as a miner.

Possible marriage for an Alfred Howes in 1949 in Austria listed in GRO Army Marriages.
Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
Henman/ KNT   Gandy/LDN before 1830  Burgess/LDN
Barham/SFK   Rainer/CAN (Toronto) Gillians/CAN  Sturgeon/CAN (Vancouver)
Bailey/LDN Page/KNT   Paling/WA (var)



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Re: Alfred Henry Howes Look up request
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 04 October 17 11:39 BST (UK) »
I can't see a marriage to a Helga, and I'm not finding his death either?

WW2 service records are not online.
Records for all personnel serving after 1920 are still held by the MOD.
To apply see: https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records
You'll need his death certificate and there is a fee of £30.

I thought that could be an issue, thank you for clearing it up for me :)
Ashford - Somerset, Bristol, Witham Friary

Barrett/Treeweek - Bristol, Somerset, Cornwall

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Re: Alfred Henry Howes Look up request
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 04 October 17 11:47 BST (UK) »
A possible death:

Alfred Henry Howes in 1995 in Gloucester;  date of birth shown as 15 February 1915;  ties in with a baptism found for 7th March 1915 in Aberdare (Percy and Evehilda baptised at the same time), father shown as a miner.

Possible marriage for an Alfred Howes in 1949 in Austria listed in GRO Army Marriages.

Those seem to be a great hit. Where did you find the baptism record? Trying to find it on Ancestry.co.uk and it's being a bit difficult for me at the moment.
Also, the marriage in Austria would make sense, I believe it was after the war and Auntie Helga was Austrian. Sorry to be a pain, (I think I'm having an off day with technology) but do you have a link to that record as well? Thank you so much
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Re: Alfred Henry Howes Look up request
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 04 October 17 11:49 BST (UK) »
I found both on FindMyPast.

Not sure that a link will work unless you have a subscription.
Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
Henman/ KNT   Gandy/LDN before 1830  Burgess/LDN
Barham/SFK   Rainer/CAN (Toronto) Gillians/CAN  Sturgeon/CAN (Vancouver)
Bailey/LDN Page/KNT   Paling/WA (var)



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