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L/Corporal Howard A Mantle

18604 6th Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment

Son of Mr Arthur and Mrs Charlotte Mantle

Aged 19 years

Died 14th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Pier & Face 11A & 11D.

Born and enlisted at Rushden.
The Rushden Echo Friday 25 August 1916, transcribed by Nicky Bates

Rushden Soldier - Officially Reported Wounded - Anxiety Concerning Lance-Corpl H A Mantle

Among the official lists of wounded Northants men issued this week occurs the name of Lance-Corpl H A Mantle, 18604, son of Mrs and Mrs Arthur Mantle of 124, Queen-street, Rushden. Mr and Mrs Mantle have also received an official intimation that their son has been injured, the War Office letter stating that he was wounded on July 14th, in the attack on Trones Wood. The anxious parents have heard nothing further, and would be glad of any information about their son from any of his comrades at the front or elsewhere.

The Rushden Echo Friday 22 September 1916, transcribed by Nicky Bates

Missing - Rushden and Higham Ferrers Men

In yesterday's official list of casualties the following were reported as "missing, believed killed" Northants Regt. Lance-Corpl HA Mantle, 18604

The Rushden Echo Friday 25 May 1917, transcribed by Nicky Bates

SOLDIER'S DEATH - Mr Arthur Mantle of Queen-street, Rushden, school attendance officer for Rushden and district, has now received official news that his son, Lance-Corpl Howard Mantle, Northants Regt., reported missing since the attack at Trones Wood on July 14th, 1916 is now presumed by the military authorities to have been killed on or about that date. The deceased soldier, who was 19 years of age, was, on leaving school attached to the telegraph service for two years, and was then apprenticed at Mr Owen Parker's factory at Higham Ferrers, where he remained up to the time of enlisting. Three days after attaining his 18th birthday he joined the Colours. In May 1916, he was home on leave and returned to his unit on May 12th - his 19th birthday. He was trained at Colchester, and was sent out to France after thee months.

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