S. C. Howden
Service no. G/23011
Private, Royal Sussex Regiment, 7th Battalion
Died age 19 on 5 April 1918
Son of Samuel Charles and Emily Howden, of 44, Grenville Place, Brighton.
Remembered at Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery, Albert, France
Information from the censuses
In 1911, 12-year-old Samuel Charles Howden, whose father was also called Samuel Charles, lived at 155 Pullens Buildings, Amelia Street, off Walworth Road. Samuel Charles senior, 36, born in south Hackney, was a motor cab driver. His mother, Emily, 32, was from Walworth. There were 4 children, all born in West Newington, apart from Mabel, who was born in Walworth:
Samuel Charles Howden, 12
Henry Hubert Howden, 9
Mabel Emily Howden, 6
Wilfred William, 4 months
Samuel and Emily had had 5 children, 4 of them surviving in 1911.
In 1901 the Howden family lived at 160 Manor Place, Newington. Alice R. Hughes, 17, Emily’s sister, lived with them and worked as a clothes sorter.