Francis H Howells

Francis Henry Howells was born in Fishguard in 1881, the son of Mark and Mary Howells, of Puncheston, Fishguard. In 1901 he was a carpenter and was living at the Drovers Arms Village Street, Puncheston with his parents Mark and Mary Howells and siblings Harriet, John, Mary, James, Thomas, Howard, Angelina, Douglas and Charlotte. He married Rose Ellen Gray on 3rd January 1907 and in 1911 they were living at 53 Arcot Street. Frances was employed as a joiner. He served in 209th Field Company, the Corps of Royal Engineers and was a Sapper (service number 241786). Francis was killed in action by a piece of shell on 10th April 1918 or 19th April 1918 aged 37 and is buried at I. F. 5., Mont Noir Military Cemetery, St. Jans-Cappel. Before enlisting he had worked for Messrs. Price Bros at the steam joinery works in Station Road, Penarth for 15 years.