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13660   Private James Howe
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 21/05/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 11/12/1879
Died: 07/09/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 36
James Howe was the son of William and Frances Howe. He was born in Fivemiletown on 11th December 1879. He was one of at least eleven children. The family later moved to Lisburn. He married Jane Killinder in 1902. The family moved to the Fivemiletown area around 1906. James was a general labourer. He was one of the first from the Fivemiletown area to enlist. Private James Howe was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action near Ypres on 7th September 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Pond Farm Cemetery
  Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave C-16
CWGC Casualty 454113
Pond Farm Cemetery is located south-west of Ieper near the village of Wulvergem. From Ieper town centre follow the Rijselstraat to the roundabout at the ring road; go straight over the roundabout and follow direction for Armentieres. In the next village at the roundabout bear right in the direction of Mesen. Follow the main road straight through Wijtschate and onto Mesen. On reaching the village of Mesen, turn right at the crossroads in the direction of Wulvergem. At the crossroads in Wulvergem by the church turn right in the direction of Wijtschate. Follow this road for a short distance then take the first turning left into Vrooilandstraat. The cemetery is along here on the left.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Clogher War Memorial - WWI - South West Face - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Clogher
2 St John's Church Fivemiletown - WWI Roll of Honour Fivemiletown
3 Fivemiletown War Memorial WW1 - Panel 1 Fivemiletown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Fivemiletown War Dead Book 43
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 1901 census lists Howe family Lists James as age 20 living with the family at house 56 in Millbrook Road, Lisburn, Antrim
2 1911 census lists Howe family Lists James as age 31 living with his family at house 3 in Aghintain, Aghintain, Tyrone
3 Ancestry (subscription) Pension record lists James' wife as Jane Howe
4 Photo of Private James Howe's grave (worn)
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of James Howe's headstone can be purchased here.
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