There was originally no information about this man in the EJBA.
When he started researching the field, Jim Boys included only those men he knew from records had actually arrived in the Crimea and were entitled to the Crimea Medal. He later accepted that this was too restrictive, but was unable to add all the men who embarked for but did not reach the Crimea. Many, for example, died en route at Varna, Bulgaria, where epidemic diseases such as cholera were rife in the camps. Others arrived too late to qualify.
The current editors are intending to include these men, and will be adding information as soon as possible.
Further information, Crider 3rd edition p.76.
Further information, from Wendy Leahy, Shadows of Time website: 4th Light Dragoons: William Howeth:
SURNAME: Howeth also recorded as Howith and Howarth
FORENAMES: William also recorded as Henry
REGIMENT NO: 1760
ENLISTED: 02 01 1855 [from discharge entry]
RANK: 1855: Private
EMBARKATIONS: 20 07 1855 England
DISEMBARKATIONS: 20 07 1855 [Crimea]
OTHER DUTIES: 11 08 1855 to 01 11 1855: At Scutari
COMPLETED LIMITED SERVICE: 22 02 1867 Edinburgh
POST DISCHARGE MILITARY SERVICE: .
TNA SOURCES: WO/12/660
In December 2021 the editors were contacted by Peter Howarth:
I believe this man to be my great grandfather, William Henry Howarth (not Howeth — I believe his name was misspelt).
As far as I am aware he went out to the Crimea in 1855 at the time of the cholera outbreak and was initially sent to Scutari hospital for duties before going to the front in November 1855.
He married Emma Wright in Coventry in July 1859. The 4th Dragoons were presumably in barracks in Coventry at the time.
He left the army in 1867 when I believe he was stationed at Edinburgh.
We are grateful to Peter for contacting us and adding this information.