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  • Photograph of George Fowler published 15 April 1915, Nottingham Evening Post. Courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
Person Details
Paris, France
He was born in 1890 in Paris and was the son William, a metal organ pipe maker, and Mary Emily Fowler née Search of 34 Abbotsford Street, Nottingham. His father William was born in 1850 in Lambeth, London, and his mother Mary Emily Search was born in 1850 in Holborn, London. They were married on 27th January 1878 at St Pauls Church, Deptford, London, and went on to have 7 children, sadly 4 died in infancy or early childhood. Their surviving 3 children were all born in Paris France, and were: William Edwin b1886, Horace Henry b1886 and George b1890. In the 1911 census completed by George's father, the family are living at 34 Abbotsford, Street, Nottingham, and are shown as William 61 yrs a metal organ pipe maker, who is living with his wife Mary Emily 61 yrs and their children William Edwin 25 yrs a carpenter, Horace Henry 25 yrs a metal organ pipe maker and George 21 yrs a drummer, 2nd battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. However, George is also shown on the 1911 census as being 22 yrs single a drummer with the 2nd battalion Lincolnshire Regiment in barracks at Fort Gomer, Gosport, England.
He was a professional soldier.
10 Mar 1915
25
859553 - CWGC Website
7041
Private (Drummer)
2nd Bn Lincolnshire Regiment
'C' Coy. Private 7041 George Fowler enlisted at Dover and served with the 2nd battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. He originally enlisted as a drummer boy. In the 1911 census he is with his battalion in barracks at Gosport. He landed in France on 5th November 1914. He was killed in action on 10th March 1915 at Neuve Chappel; he had served for 12 yrs in the army. Having no known grave his name is commemorated on panel 8 of the Le Touret Memorial, France.
The photograph of George Fowler was published on 15 April 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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  • Photograph of George Fowler published 15 April 1915, Nottingham Evening Post. Courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
    George Fowler - Photograph of George Fowler published 15 April 1915, Nottingham Evening Post. Courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.