Darrell Elwyn Hodgson FOWLER


FOWLER, Darrell Elwyn Hodgson

Service Number: 14481
Enlisted: 8 May 1916, Sydney
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 1st Australian Wireless Squadron
Born: Bulli, New South Wales, Australia, 1890
Home Town: Penrith, Penrith Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Penrith Public School and London College of Music
Occupation: Telegraph Operator
Died: Illness - Smallpox, Baghdad Hospital, Iraq, 22 January 1918
Cemetery: Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery
Plot XII, Row J, Grave 15
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

8 May 1916: Enlisted Australian Army (post WW2), Sapper, SN 14481, 1st Australian Wireless Squadron, Sydney
25 Jul 1916: Involvement Sapper, SN 14481, 1st Australian Wireless Squadron
25 Jul 1916: Embarked Sapper, SN 14481, 1st Australian Wireless Squadron, RMS Malwa, Melbourne
22 Jan 1918: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 14481

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Darrell Elwyn Hodgson FOWLER was born in Bulli, NSW in 1890

His parents were Frederick John FOWLER & Annie Maria HODGSON

He enlisted in Sydney on 8th May, 1916 and embarked from Melbourne on the RMS Malwa on 25th July, 1916 with the General Reinforcements of the 1st Australian & New Zealand Wireless Signal Squadron

Darrell was taken ill with smallpox & sent to the casualty clearing station and was transferred to Isolation in the Baghdad Hospital

He died of his Illness on 22nd January, 1918 and is buried in the Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery