- Surnames starting with the letter F. 

Thomas Fowler

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:210th Bde ('B' Bty)
Name of Rgt or Ship:Royal Field Artillery
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:FranceGrave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born during the June quarter 1897 in the Prescot R.D. - ref: 8b/673, the
son of Michael & Julia Fowler (nee Tobin).

In 1891, his parents were residing at Hope Street, Widnes.  His father -
Michael Fowler was an Alkali Worker born in Ireland in 1867.  His mother -
Julia Fowler was aged: 22 and they had two children.  Also residing at the
address was another Irish family called Mistell.

His father died in late 1900, aged just 33.

1901 Census - 6 Barn Street, Widnes, Lancashire.    Son - aged: 3 - born:
Widnes.   Head of household - Julia Fowler - Widow - aged: 31 - occ:
Charwoman - born: Widnes.   Plus 3 siblings.

1911 Census - No Trace.

WO363 - Thomas enlisted twice.  Firstly he enlisted into the South
Lancashire Regiment at Warrington on the 20th April 1915.  He was aged: 19
years 11 months, employed as a Labourer and resided at 187 Higher Road,
Urmston.  He was medically examined and given the Army number 18614 he was
5 feet 8 1/4 inches in height - had a fully expanded chest measurement of
36 1/2 inches, with a 2 1/2 inch expansion.   Due to his double hernia, he
was discharged from the Army on the 3rd May 1915 as "Niot being likely to
become an efficient soldier".

His second enlistment was at Manchester on the 13th October 1915 into the
2nd East Lancs Royal Field Artillery.  He was 19 years of age and his
address was 187 Higher Road, Urmston.  He was 5 feet 8 1/4 inches in
height, he weighed 10 stone 0 lb and his chest measuered 37 inches
expanded, with a four inch expansion.  He had Hernia scars right and left
groin.  His physical development was described as - Good.   He attended the
No.6 Artillery Training School at Luton.  Transferred into the 288th
Brigade Royal Field Artillery on the 3rd July 1916.   On the 29th March
1917, he was admitted to 2/3 East  Lancs Field Ambulance suffering from
Scabies - returning to his Unit on the 2nd April 1917.  On the 29th June
1917 he was posted from C/332 Brigade to D/210 Brigade.   He died from Gun
Shot Wounds to his abdomen at the No. 256 Casualty Clearing Station. 

M.I. - "In loving memory .  Died from wounds.  R.I.P.".

Memorials found on:
St. Clement's (Urmston)
Poplar Grove
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