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John Orton Fowler

Name on Board JO Fowler
Name on Service
John Orton  Fowler
Enlistment Age 25
Occupation Engine Cleaner, Victorian Railways
Place of Birth Williamstown, Vic
Next of Kin Robert and Emily Fowler
Address 77 Pascoe St, Williamstown, Vic
Marital Status S
Enlistment Date 23/07/1915
Service No. 3745
Enlistment Place Melbourne, Vic
Embarkation Place Melbourne
Embarkation Date 23/11/1915
Embarkation Ship HMAT Ceramic A40
Unit on Embarkation 6th Australian Infantry Battalion
Date of Death 26/07/1916
Unit on Death 6th Australian Infantry Battalion
Rank on Death Private
Cause of Death KIA
Place of Wounding/
Pozieres, Somme Sector, France (No known grave)
Cemetery or Memorial Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Additional Information John Orton Fowler attended North Central State School prior to joining the Victorian Railways. His brother, Stanley Fowler (1099) enlisted in the 5th AIF on 17 October 1914 and sailed on the Orvieto with the First Convoy of 38 ships that left Albany in October 1914.  He was wounded on 25 April 1915 at Gallipoli and again on 25 July 1916 at Pozières, France, where he was severely injured in the head and legs. Invalided home, he was discharged on 30 May 1917 in Melbourne.   At the time of John Fowler's death, 7 nephews and eleven cousins of his mother, Mrs Fowler, were fighting in WW1.
Additional References Williamstown Chronicle, Saturday 19 August, 1916, p2 John Laurent in
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