Joseph Howie

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 23480
  • Rank: Lance Corporal
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
  • Unit/Ship: 12th Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 38
  • Date of Death: 30.10.1915
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 11

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Auchinblae, Kincardine
  • Address: 69 Watson Street, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Betsy McKay Howie, 69 Watson St, Dundee

  • Children:

    Isabella, born 07.07.1903, Margaret, born 07.11.1904, Alexander, born 11.09.1906, Jane, born 28.03.1910, George, born 02.07.1911, Edith, born 28.05.1913 & James 19.19.1915 – 04.03.1917.

More about Joseph Howie

Joseph has no known grave but is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial.

Joseph Howie   23480  Royal Scots

HOWIE___Killed in action in France, on the 30th October, Lance-Corporal Joseph Howie, 12th Royal Scots, beloved husband of Betty McKay—sadly missed and deeply mourned.

Dundee People’s Journal 4th December 1915

HOWIE___In loving memory of my dear husband, Lance-Corporal Joseph Howie, 12th Royal Scots, killed in action, 30th October, 1915, also Wee James, died 4th March 1917, aged 1 year 4 months—sadly missed.

Inserted by his widow and children,–69 Watson Street.

Dundee People’s Journal 2nd November 1918

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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