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Just incase anyone else notices it before it gets changed, there is a slight error on the CWGC website in relation to Private Stephen Howarth, 1st Battalion.

His service number is recorded as 18489, whereas it should read 18498.

Rank: Private
Service No: 18489
Date of Death: 03/06/1915
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 1st Bn.
Additional Information: Husband of M. Howarth, of 8, Madeline St., Great Lever, Bolton.

I have submitted the relevant evidence to CWGC, in order it be amended.

The error was noticed while researching the actual soldier with that number, A/Serjeant William Henry Young, also of 1st Battalion (D Company). William was awarded the Military Medal (MM) for gallantry during the latter days of the Battle of Passchendaele in November 1917, his write-up will be added to the website soon.

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One Response to Blog: Error on CWGC website (Pte Stephen Howarth)

  1. admin says:

    Just to update this post; I had a reply from the good people at CWGC, copied below

    Date: 10 September 2013

    Thank you for your letter received on the 14th August, along with the supporting
    documentary evidence regarding the service number for Pte S. Howarth. I am sorry for
    the delay in our reply to your enquiry. This is due to the large volume of
    correspondence we are currently receiving.

    I am pleased to say that after examining the documents that you have provided there
    is sufficient evidence that proves that, his service number was 18498. I will now
    pass these details onto our records department where they will make the necessary
    arrangement’s for our casualty details to be amended.

    Once again thank you for bringing this to our attention as the accuracy of our
    records are very important to us.
    Yours sincerely

    [original signed]
    Enquiries Administrator

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