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Fowler, Walter Henry (3102)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 18 years 2 months

Enlistment Details: Thursday, 8 July 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 3102          view online service record

40 Gordon Street
Alphington, VIC

Next of Kin:
P H J Fowler (father)
40 Gordon Street
Alphington, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Thursday, 18 November 1915
Ship: HMAT Wiltshire A18
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 21st Infantry Battalion – 7th Reinforcements

KIA: Wednesday, 19 July 1916
Place: France

Private, 60 Infantry, killed in action 19 July, 1916, France, aged 19, commemorated VC Corner Australian Cemetery, France.

Parents: Philip Henry Joseph and Florence Annie FOWLER, born Port Melbourne. Enlisted as an 18-year-old motor body builder with his father as next of kin in Alphington. Posted Missing on 19 July, 1916, declared killed in action on that date around a month later based on Chaplain Rev J P Gilbert’s report of his burial, but it appears his remains were never found and he is one of many thousands of Australians listed as having no known grave. No circular returned.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

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