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Robert Howe

In memory of:

Private Robert Howe

June 3, 1916

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)


13th Bn.

Additional Information


November 29, 1888

Son of William and Mary Jane Howe, of 22, St. Ives Gardens, Stranmillis, Belfast, Ireland. Native of Coagh, Co. Tyrone, Ireland.

Commemorated on Page 105 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

VII. B. 3A.


Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery is located about 12 kilometres 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 kilometres along Boescheepseweg on the right hand side of the road. From Calais, take the motorway A16 signposted Dunkerque/Lille. At Dunkerque take the motorway signposted Lille/Ypres, the A25. Leave the motorway at Junction 13, the village of Steenvoorde. Follow the D948/N38 signposted Ieper/Poperinge. After approximately 8-10 kilometres Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery will be signposted off to the right.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Group Photo– John Shaw (603137, died 3 weeks after Robert) on the left; Robert Howe (602253) on the right. Robert's military record shows he was a Sgt. In handwriting, on the reverse of the photo: "Loyal chums to the end Pte Shaw Sgt Howe"
  • Group Photo– John Shaw (603137, died 3 weeks after Robert) on the left; Robert Howe (602253) on the right. Unknown woman in the middle. Robert's military record shows he was a Sgt.
  • Photo of ROBERT HOWE– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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