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Joseph Fowler

97618 Private

25th Company, 25th Infantry Brigade, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), 8th Division

Age: 34

Date of Death: 1.12.17

Buried: Tyne Cot Memorial Panel 154 to 159

Family history: Son the late Mr and Mrs Joseph Fowler, Leicester Terrace, Dennyloanhead. Husband of Matilda Fowler, 16 Rose Street, Carlton, Glasgow. They had four children. Following his death his wife moved to Glasgow. Prior to enlisting he was employed as a miner by the Banknock Coal Company.

The action leading to his death

On the night of the 1/2 December, the 25th Brigade was assembling for the assault on the Southern Redoubt, Passchendaele and during the assembly the 25th Machine Gun Company incurred the following casualties Officers wounded 2, Other Ranks killed 4 and 10 wounded.

(Linesman Map)

(25th MGC Machine Gun barrage 1 & 2 December 1917. They are positioned at the top of the map)

Medals Awarded

British Medal, Victory Medal

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