J. Fowler

FOWLER, James
Private. 71334,

Royal Army Medical Corps

Born - Bridgwater, Somerset
Enlisted - Pontypridd, Glam
Residence - Nelson, Glam

Died - 2 November 1918 aged 46 - at home as a result of sickness contracted in Egypt
Buried at Street Cemetery, Somerset. U.579

Thomas James Buckley Fowler was the son of Tom and Ellen Fowler of Street, Somerset. He was born in Cullompton, Devon in about 1873.

He married Emily Ann Gregory late in 1898 in Wells, Somerset. Emily was about the same age as James and was born in Somerset.
They had four children, but only three had survived by 1911. They were:

Wilfred Fowler, born about 1900 in Street, Somerset,
Harold Fowler, born about 1907 in Street, and,
Rose May Fowler, born about 1910 in Nelson

In 1911 James was a timberman in a coal mine.

News:

November 9th 1918.

Soldier’s death.

We regret to state that another Nelson soldier has died whilst on active service in this country. The sad news reached the village on Monday morning that Private James Fowler, R.A.M.C. had passed away in one of the Bristol military hospitals after only a few days illness. Private Fowler who resided with his family at 81, Heol Fawr, Nelson, was an old soldier, and served for many years in India with the Somerset Light Infantry. He also served throughout the South African wars.
At the outbreak of war he patriotically returned to the colours and as a Sergeant in the Royal Engineers saw active service in Egypt and Gallipoli. Returning to this country in a bad state of health, he transferred to the R.A.M.C. and for the past two years had been a hospital orderly at Bristol
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