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13660   Private James Howe
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 29/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 07/09/1916 (Killed in Action)
James Howe was born in Fivemiletown, County Tyrone. James was living in Fivemiletown when he enlisted in Clogher. 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. The CWGC record Private Howe as the husband of Mrs. J. Howe, of Killerman, Fivemiletown, Co. Tyrone. It is believed Killerman is Kiltermon.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Pond Farm Cemetery
  Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen
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 Fivemiletown War Memorial WW1 - Panel 1 Fivemiletown
3 St John's Church Fivemiletown - WWI Roll of Honour Fivemiletown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Fivemiletown War Dead Book 43
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
2 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of James Howe's headstone can be purchased here.
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2021