FOWLER, Harold


Rank: Rifleman

Year of death: 1916

Date of birth: QE Dec 1896

Date of death: 7.10.1916

Place of death: Killed in action in France

Service number: C/12203

Regiment: King’s Royal Rifle Corps, “A” Coy, 21st Battalion

CWGC records show body labelled as “Unknown British Soldier”, later identified as Harold Fowler. A.I.F. Burial Ground, Flers used for bodies collected from various sites on the Somme.

Cemetery location: Manor Road Cemetery, Section K
Recorded on stone book resting at the foot of family grave.

Where remembered?:
CWGC Buried in A.I.F. Burial Ground, Flers, France, Grave IX.F.6
Oliver’s Mount War Memorial, Scarborough
Family grave in Manor Road Cemetery, Scarborough

Biographical Information

1896 in Scarborough. 1911 census living at 69 Wykeham Street, Scarborough, parents Leonard (Builder & Joiner) & Priscilla Fowler, Harold, age 14, plus six siblings at home. CWGC shows parents living at 53 Tennyson Avenue, Scarborough at Harold’s death.


In/loving memory/of/NORMAN/dearly loved son of/LEONARD & PRISCILLA FOWLER/died July 3rd 1916/aged 15 years/in God’s keeping/also of/PRISCILLA/beloved wife of/LEONARD FOWLER/died May 3rd 1936/aged 75 years/also of LEONARD/beloved husband of the above/died Jan 29th 1944/aged 86 years/also of/HERBERT/beloved husband of/EDITH FOWLER/and father of JOAN/and the late ALLAN/died Dec 30th 1970 aged 67 years.
[Stone Book] In loving memory/of/HAROLD/4th son of/L & P FOWLER/21st Batt KRR/killed in action/in France/Oct 7 1916/aged 19 years/ALAN/LEONARD FOWLER/dearly loved/son of/HERBERT & EDITH/FOWLER/killed in/air accident/in France/June 3rd 1967/aged 30 years.
NB grandson Alan’s name misspelt Allan on main stone.

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