Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 18253
Place of Birth: New Monkland
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Theatre of Death: F&F
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry (11th Bn.)
Memorial: Loos Memorial
Rutherglen Lore information: Son of Mrs. Howitt, 4 Parkhill Drive, Rutherglen.
Soldier’s Effects information: Mother Jessie and sisters Elizabeth and Agnes.
1901 census information:
Address: The Crescent, Shotts.
Father: Alexander (60) railway station agent, born about 1841 in Fintray, Aberdeenshire.
Mother: Jessie (49) born about 1852 in Cullen, Banffshire.
Sister: Elizabeth (17) general servant, born about 1884 in Airdrie.
Brother: John (13) born about 1888 in Airdrie.
Brother: James (10) born about 1891 in Airdrie.
Self: William (6) born about 1895 in Old Monkland.