Frederick George Howes

FREDERICK GEORGE HOWES Born: 1876 in Piddington, Northamptonshire Regiment: 298 th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery Rank: Corporal Enlisted: Northampton Killed in action: 30.11.1917 Remembered with honour – Nine Elms British Cemetery, Belgium Frederick was born in Piddington and lived at the public house in Church Road. He was the son of George and Maria and had one brother and seven [Read full story…]

Edward George Rayment

Edward George Rayment was born in London’s East End on 13th April 1897, the sixth child of toothbrush maker Arthur Rayment and Catherine Rayment (née Roberts). Being one of a family of eight children in a very deprived area of London, his early life was far from easy and the fact that his father was rather too fond of drink [Read full story…]

James Arthur Rayment

James Arthur Rayment was born on 6th September 1889 at Balwyn in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He was the fourth of eight children from the marriage of James Rayment and Harriet Ratten but was only eight years old when his mother Harriet died. Brought up by his father he did reasonably well at school, after leaving which he earned his living [Read full story…]

James Frederick Rayment

James Frederick Rayment was born at Hackney, London, in October 1873, the sixth and last child of an Essex born Blacksmith named Anthony Rayment and his wife Anne Rayment née Keeble. James was only seven years old when his father died at the age of 54 leaving him, together with his three brothers and two sisters, to be brought up [Read full story…]

George Leslie Rayment

George Leslie Rayment was born at Surrey Hills, Victoria, Australia in August 1894, the sixth child of James Rayment and Harriett Frances Rayment née Ratten. His mother died in 1897 and his father then re-married because the children were still quite young and in obvious need of a mother. After leaving school George became a Clerk until on 16th November [Read full story…]