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Born: 1891, Darlington
Died: 28 July 1916, Somme
Buried: Merville Communal Cemetery
Address: 12 Moorside Road, Eccleshill
Parents: John and Sarah, nee Nattrass
Spouse: Mary, nee Cornish
Siblings: John, Albert, Norman
Occupation: S & H Illingworth, Quebec Road, Bradford
Rank: L Cpl
Rolls of Honour: Eccleshill Park and St Luke’s
Children: Clifford
Regiment: 2 Bradford Pals
Frederick Jowett
On 28 July 1916, the Shipley Times & Express reported: Pte Frederick Jowett, who was with the 2nd Bradford Pals in France, wrote to his wife at 12 Moorside Road, Eccleshill. “In the battle we have been fighting I have tried to do my best to help others and we have been at it night and day. Last night we had a parade when certificates of merit were given out to the lads who had done well and I am pleased to be able to tell you that I was one of the eight in our
company to receive one. “The certificate of merit, which is signed by the Commanding Officer, reads as follows: ‘This private was one of the raiding party of June 30th, 1916. Being unwounded, he helped to bring back two of his comrades. On the night of July 1st he also did good work in holding on to a post in our front
line under severe shell fire.’ Pte Jowett enlisted in March 1915 and became a bomb thrower. He is 24 years of age and was previously employed at S & H Illingworth, Quebec Street, Bradford. But two weeks later, the newspaper reported his wife had received another letter, this time from a ward sister attached to the 7th Casualty Clearing Station.
“‘Your husband was brought into our hospital on July 28th in the afternoon, very badly wounded. He was unconscious and though we did everything possible for him he passed away at midnight “We are all sorry for you in your great loss for you have given of your best for your country’s sake and we send you our deepest sympathy.” Frederick Jowett was 24 years of age and left a widow and baby boy.
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