Sydney Fred FOWLER


FOWLER, Sydney Fred

Service Number: 2115
Enlisted: 25 September 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 11th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 16 February 1897
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Flinders Street Public School, Adelaide High School, Prince Alfred College
Occupation: Cadet surveyor
Died: Killed in Action, France, 31 March 1918, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Millencourt Communal Cemetery Extension
Row C, Grave No. 25
Memorials: Adelaide High School Honour Board, Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

25 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2115, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Adelaide, South Australia
10 Feb 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2115, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
10 Feb 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2115, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Warilda, Adelaide
31 Mar 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 2115, 11th Field Artillery Brigade , Dernancourt/Ancre

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of William Henry March and Phoebe Ann FOWLER

Bombardier SYDNEY FRED FOWLER, who was killed in action in France on March 31, was the third son of the late Mr. W. H. M. and Mrs. P. A. Fowler, of Angas-street. He attended the Flinders-street, Sturt-street, and Adelaide High Schools, and spent three years at Prince Alfred College. He then joined the Irrigation Department as a survey cadet, but was only employed in this capacity a few months before enlisting at the age of 18. He left Australia as a signaller, in the 3rd Light Horse Regiment, but was transferred to the Divisional Artillery Column. About six months prior to his death he was again transferred to the 41st Battery of the 11th Australian Field Artillery Brigade. He was greatly loved, because of his cheerful disposition and his generous actions.