Haworth, Philip Theodore

Eldest son of Alfred Haworth JP and his father’s first wife, Dora, daughter of Alexander Muir of Altrincham. His father married secondly Elizabeth Anne, daughter of Alexander MacGowan MP of Oldham and had two further sons, both Wykehamists: Hugh Alexander Haworth (G1915-1920) and Leslie Haworth (G 1916-1921). He entered Culverlea (Sergeant’s) from Wootton Court School, Canterbury and became Head of his House and won gold and silver medals for gymnastics.

He was entered for New College, Oxford but on leaving school obtained a commission in the R.F.A., and after ten weeks’ training, although some 6 months under the age limit for service overseas, was sent in November 1915 to France where he served until his death with the 89th and 86th Artillery Brigades. He was severely wounded on April 28th 1917, at Gavrelle, during the successful attack on Vimy Ridge, and died in hospital in Etaples on May 3rd. He had been promoted to acting Captain the day before.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Haworth
  • Forenames or initials: Philip Theodore
  • House: G
  • Years in School: 1910-1915
  • Rank: Captain
  • Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
  • Date of Birth: 25th April 1897
  • Date of Death: 3rd May 1917
  • How Died: Died of Wounds
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer F5
  • Decoration: NA