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Thanks to Margaret and Elizabeth Howl for sharing Rohan’s school project.

Ralph Howl born 12/7/1898 Woodsetton nr Dudley Staffordshire son of Oliver & Mary Howl they ran a family  brick making engineer business. Ralph enlisted with 2nd North Midland Brigade Royal Field Artillery, joined 160th Wearside Brigade 2/12/1917 posted ‘D’ battery. He was taken prisoner by the Germans 21/3/1918. Ralph survived the war and returned home to family business Lee Howl Engineering Company Tipton. Died 4/5/1994.

Edward Wigg, was also taken prisoner that day.
Edward Wigg: 101276, Born 1895 of Ettingshall Wolverhampton former Labourer, enlisted 24/10/1915. joined D/160’13/7/16 served  brigade until POW 21/3/18. He also survived the war.

Several more Wolverhampton men are mentioned in the book:
Idle and Dissolute The History of the 160th (Wearside) Brigade Royal Field Artillery by Phillip William Adams

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