12th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
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Charles Howe was the son of William and Mary Howe (nee McKeown). He was born on 7th July 1891 in Coagh. Like hi father and his brother he was a Constable in the Royal Irish Constabulary. He was based in Stewartstown and then Rock. He was accepted for training as a sergeant in the army in March 1916. At the time of his brotherís death in action in June 1916, Charles was attached to the Royal Irish Rifles as a drill instructor in Celley Park, Reading.