Howlett, Ernest Adam


War Service:
Sergeant ERNEST ADAM HOWLETT of 16 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps died on 17 March 1917 when the BE2G in which he was flying as observer was shot down over Vimy by Manfred von Richthofen, the so-called ‘Red Baron’. This was von Richthofen’s 28th victory. Before joining the RFC he had served with the 1st Battalion the Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment).

He and his pilot 2nd Lieutenant George Watt are both buried in Bruay Communal Cemetery Extension.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the memorial at the church of St James, Hatcham.

He was the son of Rosina A. and the late Joseph T. Howlett, of New Cross.


Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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