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James Fowler was the son of Walter Fowler and Emma Seagraves who married at Nottingham in 1881. Their children include: Annie (b.1882), Walter (b.1883), John (b.1885), Mary (b.1887), Thomas Isaiah (b.1890), Frank (b.1882), Bernard (b.1895) and James (b.1897). They lived at: 21 Wallan Street, Radford [C.1891]; 57 Trafalgar Street, Radford [C.1911 & CWGC]. Walter Fowler who was initially employed as a framework knitter and later a cotton patent hand [C.1911], died at Nottingham, aged 86, in 1940. His wife, Emma, had predeceased him, dying at Nottingham, aged 73, in 1928.
James Fowler worked as a bobbin and carriage maker and latterly as a munition fuse maker employed at Raleigh Cycle Co. (Army Records 1915)
08 Oct 1918
323752 - CWGC Website
57 Trafalgar Road, Radford, Nottingham.
16th Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Fowler enlisted at Nottingham on 10th December 1915 initially joining the Sherwood Foresters [Service No.69578];transferred to the 10th Training Reserve Bn. [Service No.T/37297] on 5 January 1917; transferred to 9th Training Reserve Bn. [Service No.33540] on 24 March 1917; posted to France 3 May 1917; transferred to the 5th Bn. South Wales Borderers [Service No.40960] on 20 May 1917; received gunshot wound to leg on 11 April 1918 subsequently treated in hospital in Boulogne and back home in Manchester; posted to 15th Bn. South Wales Borderers 8 August 1918; transferred to the 16th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers [Service No.93961] on 19 September 1918; killed in action 8th October 1918; body buried at the Bois-des-Angles British Cemetery, Crevecoeur-sur-l'Escaut, Nord, France.
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