George Harold FOWLER MM


FOWLER, George Harold

Service Numbers: 2162, 2162A
Enlisted: 1 May 1916, Brunswick, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 59th Infantry Battalion
Born: Healesville, Victoria, Australia, 1895
Home Town: Coburg, Moreland, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Killed in Action, France, 29 September 1918
Cemetery: Bellicourt British Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

1 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2162, 58th Infantry Battalion, Brunswick, Victoria
1 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2162, 58th Infantry Battalion
1 Aug 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2162, 58th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Orsova, Melbourne
2 Jan 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 60th Infantry Battalion
26 Sep 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 2162, 60th Infantry Battalion, Polygon Wood, Shrapnel wound left wrist
5 Jul 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 2162A, 60th Infantry Battalion, Gassed
13 Sep 1918: Honoured Military Medal, Villers-Bretonneux, For conspicuous courage during operations near Villers-Bretonneux on 25-27 April 1918 in performing the duties of stretcher-bearer, he continued with ceaseless energy to attend to and carry wounded to the dressing station despite heavy sniping and artillery fire from the enemy. His selfless devotion to duty was instrumental in saving life and his cool and gallant bearing set a splendid example to all.
25 Sep 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 59th Infantry Battalion
29 Sep 1918: Involvement Private, SN 2162A, 59th Infantry Battalion

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