Francis William Howden
|Rank:||Second Lieutenant (temporary)|
|Alternative Address:||Cloncoose, Longford; 72 Main Street, Longford;|
Resident on Main Street, Longford (surname Hawden).
Residing at Cloncoose,
|Regiment/Unit:||Royal Dublin Fusiliers, 11th Battalion &. 1st Battalion|
|Date of Death:||30-03-1918|
|Cause:||Died of Wounds|
|Memorial:||Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Wimereux, Pas-de-Calais, France|
Francis William, a.k.a. Frank, was born 2 March 1894 in Cloncoose, Co. Longford; his father was a draper who was later a member of the United Irish League.
Francis arrived at Eastern front in Gallipoli on the 9 August 1915. He was originally believed to have died on the 25 September 1917, but this was corrected to the 30 March 1918.
Extract from The Irish Independent: Second Lieutenant F. .W Howden, died of wounds, son of Mr Howden, Carriglass, Longford. He was at the landing at Suvla Bay, and through the Gallipoli campaign, with the Dublin 'Pals.'
|Parents Names:||Son of John Howden and Elizabeth (née Crowe), of Cloncoose, Longford.|
|Notes:||The name is sometimes spelled Hawden.|