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Fowler, Charles Jefford

Second Lieutenant Charles Jefford Fowler, Royal Fusiliers, who died in France on June 1 from wounds received in action on May 23, was in his 29th year. The only son of Mr and Mrs George Jefford Fowler, of Oatlands Chase, Weybridge, he was educated at Wellington College, where he took a senior scholarship, and at Trinity College, Oxford. He became an Assistant Master at Sandroyd School, Cobham, and was a student of the Inner Temple. His colonel writes - "He very gallantly led his company through an intense barrage (old warriors described it as the worst of the war) to almost within 30 yards of the German trench, where he was shot. After his captain was shot, which was early in the fight, he assumed command. His conduct was most gallant and his leadership perfection. The Times June 10, 1916

Biographical

Surname(s)Fowler
First name(s)Charles Jefford
Family detailsSon of Sir George and Lady Fowler, of Oatlands Chase, Weybridge, Surrey
Previous educationWellington College; Trinity College, Oxford
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Military unitRoyal Artillery 22 Bn
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Date of death1 June 1916
Age at death28
Rank at deathSecond Lieutenant Royal Fusiliers
Burial placeAubigny Communal Cemetery Extension
Commemoration(s)King's College Chapel
SourcesKing's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; The Times

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