James Fowler

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: April 1915
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 88757
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Awards: Croix de Guerre
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
  • Unit/Ship: 205th Field Company
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 39
  • Date of Death: 20.10.1918
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Harlebeke New British Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: VII.D.10.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 32 Campbell Street. Lochee .
  • Occupation: Pipe Layer
  • Mother:

    Christina Fowler, 32 Campbell St, Lochee

  • Father:

    James Fowler, 32 Campbell St, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    George

  • Spouse:

    Jane Irons (formally Fowler)

  • Children:

    James, born 22.05.1906 & Agnes

More about James Fowler

James was the brother of Pte George Duncan Fowler S/22372, 8th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders, who was killed in action 10.12.1917.

James Fowler   88757   Royal Engineers

Well-Known Athlete Falls.

Sergeant James Fowler, Royal Engineers, who was killed by the bursting of an enemy shell on 20th October, was the eldest son of Mr and Mrs Fowler, 32 Campbell Street, Lochee.  Sergeant Fowler enlisted in April, 1915, and had been about three years in France.  Before joining up he was a pipe layer in the employment of the Dundee Water Commissioners for fifteen years.  Deceased was well known in athletic circles, and identified himself with Elmwood Cricket Club and Camperdown Bowling Club.  He was a widower, and leaves a boy and a girl to mourn his death.  A younger brother, George, of Seaforth Highlanders, was killed in action on 10th December last.

Dundee Courier 5th November 1918

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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