FREDERICK HOWE 1884 - 1916 - Walkley, Sheffield

This article is the result of my endeavors as a Friend of Walkley Cemetery. On a workday in February 1915 I uncovered the grave of the Howe - Bingham family (B166) 

It is located to the right of the large bush in the centre of the photograph (taken January 2012) 

The memorial on B161 had collapsed and was covered in debris. But once it was cleared it revealed a memorial inscription that is in excellent condition

With this information is was a relatively simple task to trace the family

The 1891 Census 

1901 Census

1911 Census

The burial record for the grave is as follows

B166
HOWE Eliza 7 Sep 1907 312 South Rd. 63 Sydney T.G. Smith 
HOWE Frederick 3 Jul 1913 312 South Rd. 68 J.M. 
BINGHAM Thomas Ibbotson 15 May 1950 218 Cobden View Rd. 82 C.W. Fulljames (died 15 May)
BINGHAM Lucy 6 Sep 1951 Nether Edge Hos. (218 Cobden View Rd) 83 W. Searle? (died 2 Sep)

Lucy was the eldest daughter of Frederick and Eliza and married a THOMAS BINGHAM 

These details are on the memorial along with an inscription remembering their son FREDERICK who lost his life in the Battle of the Somme in 1916. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has this information on Frederick who died of his wounds on 18th September 1916

Rank: Rifleman
Service No: R/992
Date of Death: 18/09/1916
Age: 32
Regiment/Service: King's Royal Rifle Corps 11th Bn 
Grave Reference: I. F. 8.
Cemetery: GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE
Additional Information: Son of Frederick and Eliza Howe. Native of Sheffield.

Frederick and Eliza pre-deceased their son Frederick and so were spared the sorrow of his death in France. Fredrick's name appears on the following Rolls of Honour

Sheffield Council Official Roll of Honour
William Hutton & Sons Roll of Honour
Ecclesall All Saints Church Memorial Plaques
Ecclesall Memorial Hall Roll of Honour

As a postscript the adjacent grave B167 is recorded as

HIBBERD Frederick Howe 16 Apr 1908 45 Providence Rd. 6 m. Sydney T.G. Smith
HIBBERD Benjamin Bell 16 Nov 1935 Royal Infirmary 65 R.C. Stevens
HIBBERD Jessie 25 Apr 1947 395 Stannington Rd. 71 F. Chappell 

Jessie was the daughter of Frederick and Eliza and married a Benjamin Hibberd. Their only son was named Frederick Howe Hibberd who died at the tragically young age of 6 months old in April 1908.  

Sources

Friends of Walkley Cemetery

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

UK Census

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