James Philip Fowler

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 88772
  • Rank: Sapper
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
  • Unit/Ship: 205th Field Company
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 27
  • Date of Death: 23.07.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Pier & Face 8A & 8D

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Panbride, Forfarshire
  • Address: 37 Lyon St, Dundee
  • Occupation: Postal Worker
  • Mother:

    Isabella Fowler, 37 Lyon St, Dundee, later residing at Chapel Pl, Letham

  • Father:

    James Lawson Fowler, Chapel Pl, Letham

  • Siblings:

    Norman James Fowler

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about James Philip Fowler

James has no known grave but is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial. He was the brother of Pte Norman James Fowler, 20113, 15th Battalion, Royal Scots, who was killed in action 29.01.1916.

James Philip Fowler   88772   Royal Engineers


Mrs Fowler, 37 Lyon Street, Dundee, has been notified that her youngest son, sapper James Philip Fowler, Royal Engineers, has been killed at the front.

In a sympathetic letter one of the officers of the regiment states that the work upon which Sapper Fowler was engaged was being carried out under intense shell-fire. A shell landed close to where he was standing, and a fragment struck him on the head killing him almost instantaneously.

Sapper Fowler, who was 27 years of age, was a native of Carnoustie, where his parents formerly resided.  Prior to enlisting in May, 1915, he was in service of the Post Office.  A brother of Sapper Fowler, Private Norman James Fowler, Royal Scots, was killed in January.

Dundee Courier 5th August 1916

Additional Information and Image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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