• William Howlett

  • Collar Number(s) 132


  • Career History/Biography

    William Thomas John Howlett was born on in Little Maplestead


    William Howlett joined Essex County Constabulary on .

    Before joining, William worked as a Factory Assistant

    In 1891, Howlett is registered in the Census as living in Clark Cottages, High Street, Epping.

    5th February 1896: Promoted to Sergeant

    1st April 1906: Promoted to Inspector

    1st April 1916: Promoted to Superintendent

    1st January 1922: Promoted to Deputy Chief Constable

     For his part in the investigation of the Moat Farm Murder, Howlett was awarded a £6 gratuity.


    Highest Rank Attained: Deputy Chief Constable


    • Postings

    • 1887: Chalmsford
    • 1887: Colchester
    • 1888: Epping
    • 1892: Parkeston
    • 1895:Great Chesterford
    • 1896: Saffron Walden
    • 1905: Epping
    • 1906: Great Bardfield
    • 1911: Mistley
    • 1916: Romford


Post Career:

  • William left the police on for reason: Retired - Pensioned



    Record of Service

    William Howlett's record of service survives in Essex Police Archives.


    † William Thomas John Howlett died on