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602253   Private Robert Howe
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 24/01/2019
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 13th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 29/11/1889
Died: 03/06/1916 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 27
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
  Poperinghe, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave 7-B-3a
CWGC Casualty 432446
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.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Coagh Soldiers and Sailors War Memorial 2013 - WW1- Panel 1 Coagh
2 Coagh War Memorial Coagh
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Tamlaght National School
2 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 119
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Howe family Lists Robert as age 12 living with the family at house 6 in Hanover Street, Coagh, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Howe family Does not list Robert as living with the family at house 9 in Hanover Street, Coagh, Tyrone
3 Ardboe Heritage More information on Robert Howe
4 Canadian Great War Project Details of Private Robert Howe
5 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of Private Robert Howe including photos
6 Circumstances of Death Registers Details of Private William Howe's death
7 Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Information on Private Robert Howe including grave photo
8 Private John Shaw Friend of Private Howe and pictured together in photo.
9 Robert Howe Attestation Papers Canadian Military documents (34 no.)
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023