Willie Fowles (c.1894-1915)

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Willie Fowles

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

FOWLES, WILLIE. Private. No 2170. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Son of John Fowles, Chain, Marsden. Attended Marsden Wesleyan Sunday School and Chapel. Employed as a healder by Messrs Crowther, Bruce and Company of Marsden. Enlisted September 1914. Spent his 21st birthday in the trenches. Was engaged in fetching water for use in the trenches when he was shot by a sniper on 24.8.1915, aged 21 years. Buried BARD COTTAGE CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row F, Grave 27.
ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Marsden War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission