Robert Howe was born on 29th November 1889 and was the son of William and Mary Howe of Coagh and later of Belfast Before emigrating to Canada he served his time in the drapery business with Mr. Joseph Geddes, Cookstown and spent six years in the Royal Irish Constabulary. In May 1916 he was seriously wounded, and die in hospital on 3rd June 1916. Robert is buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.
Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery is located 12 Kms west of Ieper town centre, on the Boescheepseweg, a road leading from the N308 connecting Ieper to Poperinge. From Ieper town centre the Poperingseweg (N308) is reached via Elverdingsestraat, then over two small roundabouts in the J. Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the J. Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. On reaching Poperinge, the N308 joins the left hand turning onto the R33, Poperinge ring road. The R33 ring continues to the left hand junction with the N38 Frans-Vlaanderenweg. 800 metres along the N38 lies the left hand turning onto Lenestraat. The next immediate right hand turning leads onto Boescheepseweg. The cemetery itself is located 2 Kms along Boescheepseweg on the right hand side of the road.