9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
07/09/1916 (Killed in Action)
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.
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.