Battle of the Somme, Edward Wigg, Idle and dissolute, Lee Howl Engineering Company Tipton, Phillip William Adams, prison camp, prisoner of war, Royal Field Artillery, sesangenenlager, st Leger, The History of 160th Wearside Brigade Royal Field Artilery, Wearside
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