17th-33rd BATTALION A.I.F.Corporal: 5011A Christopher Edward FOWLER. M.M.
Born: 20th November 1897. Orange, New South Wales, Australia. Birth Cert:29612/1897.
Wife 1: Inez Fowler. nee:.
Married 2: 1932. Tenterfield, N.S.W. Marriage Cert:8203/1932.
Wife 2: Esther Fowler. nee: Cowin.
Died: 1966. St-Leonards, New South Wales, Australia. Death Cert:17582/1966.
Father: John Hetherington Fowler. (18..-1912)
Mother: Charlotte Louisa Fowler. nee: Briggs.
INFORMATION 11th October 1917.
Informant: Private: 801 Walter John KELLETT I was in an attack made during the night of June 7th. Captain: Charles Henry LINKLATER wished to go over and see how his men were getting on but a company runner went first Private: 5011 Christopher Edward FOWLER and as he did not return the Captain went after him. The Captain never returned. Lieutenant: 800 Ruben Charles FLETCHER heard from him from a camp in Germany. I have since heard from Lieutenant Colonel: Leslie James MORSHEAD that Captain: LINKLATER died in Germany.
Edmonton Hospital, London, Ehgland.
MILITARY MEDALActing as a Mopper-Up and showed great dash and determination. He himself killed six of the enemy. On the afternoon of June 9th he led the first patrol to the Thatched Cottage and captured the post. Throughout the action this soldied displayed initiative and forethought, was at all times courageous and cool and set a splendid example to his men.
Family InformationJohn and Charlotte Fowler
were married in 1897 at Blaney, N.S.W. Marriage Cert:2854.1897 and had 4 children. Christopher Edward Fowler born 1897 at Blaney, N.S.W. Birth Cert:29612/1897 and died in 1966 at St-Leonards, N.S.W. Death Cert:17582/1966. Aura M Fowler
born 1899 at Orange, N.S.W. Birth Cert:23756/1899. Charlotte E Fowler
born 1902 at Orange, N.S.W. Birth Cert:15253/1902. Ruby E Fowler
born 1906 at Blaney, N.S.W. Birth Cert:21933/1906.
World War 2, service number N393658.
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