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FowlerFrancis Hugh13558TrooperSource: QSA Medal RollsImperial Yeomanry
FowlerFrancis JohnLieutenantFOWLER, FRANCIS JOHN, Lieutenant, was born 31 July 1864, at Mian Mir, India, son of Deputy Surgeon Goneral Henry Day Fowler, Indian Medical Staff, and of Caroline Mary Fowler (nee Oliver).  He was educated at King William's College, Isle of Man; at Bedford Modern School, and at Sandhurst became Lieutenant, North Lancashire Regiment, 25 August 1883; served in the /hob Valley Expedition in 1884, and was transferred to the Indian Staff  Corps 13 November 1885.  He served in the Burmese Expedition, 1887-8-9; was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette of 29 November 1889)], for services in Upper Burma; received the Frontier Medal and clasp for Burma, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 12 November 1889]: "Francis John Fowler, Lieutenant, Bombay Staff Corps.  In recognition of services in  Expedition to Burma".  The St James's Gazette of 5 July 1888, says: "The recapture of Mom- from the rebel leader, Twek-nga-lu, in the beginning of May is a good example of what rapid and determined action will do with a semi-civilized enemy.  The relieving party, under Colonel Sartorius, of the 1st Beloochees, started at daybreak, in a downpour of rain, from a village in the lulls to the west of Mono.  About two miles from the town, Mr Scott, the Assistant-Superintendent of the Shan States, with Lieutenant Fowler, of the Beloochees, and six men of the Rifle Brigade, mounted on officers' ponies, went off from the main column to make a dash on the palace.  Mr Scott had been in Mone several times before, and was able to take the party by a jungle path round the south of the town.  From there they galloped straight on the palace, disregarding the armed men in the streets.  The eastern gate was fortunately ajar, so that it was not necessary to dismount.  The clatter of the hoofs brought Twek-iiga-lu to a window.  Mr Scott knew him by sight, and, with the assistance of a soldier, had the rebel tied to his own bedpost within two minutes of entering the palace enclosure, which is over a hundred yards square and full of detached houses.  Twek-nga-lu had a repeating rifle loaded with sixteen cartridges lying by his bedside, but had not time to seize it.  The four gates were then closed and guarded by one man each, and another guarded Twek-nga-lu.  Mr Scott and Mr Fowler, with the corporal of the party, then went to meet the bodyguard of twenty men, all armed with guns.  Mr Scott demanded the name of the leader, who proved to be Twek-nga-lu's chief fighting-man.  He then announced who he was, and called on them in Shan to sit down, advancing all the time.  Kun-sang, the leader, refused; whereupon Mr Scott promptly knocked him down, seized the gun of the man behind him, and shouted out that he would shoot anyone who did not sit down immediately.  The corporal and Mr Fowler each covered his man as he came on.  Before the Shans could realize the situation five had been disarmed and the rest then gave in.  Messrs Scott and Fowler collected all the guns and swords, the corporal kneeling in the Hythe position, ready to fire.  In five minutes the palace was completely in their hands, and the main column was heard firing to the north of the town.  A quarter of an hour later they marched into the palace and found everything settled, Twek-nga-lu bound and his chief leaders under guard.  When it is considered that the town was held by 400 men and that the force inside the palace outnumbered the capturing party by nearly ten to one, the affair may be considered as successful an example of prompt daring as is to be found out of a lady's romance.  The capture of Twek-nga-lu is likely to have the most satisfactory results.  The disturbances which broke out in the Southern Shan States during April were mainly due to his advance and his intrigues, and now that he and his chief leaders have been captured the complete establishment of peace may be anticipated".   The above was also published in the St James's Budget, 7 July 1888.  He became Captain 25 August 1894, and again saw active service in Uganda in 1897-98, being present at the action at Jeruba.  He was mentioned in Despatches; received the Brevet of Major 4 October 1899, and the East and Central Africa Medal with two clasps.  He served in China, 1900-1 (Medal).  On 22 January 1901, he was promoted to Major; on 28 January 1907, to Lieutenant Colonel, and on 6 May 1911, to Colonel.  From 1908 to 1910 he commanded troops in Somaliland (Medal and clasp).  Colonel Fowler was AQMG, India, 19 December 1913 to 18 November 1914.  He was Temporary Brigadier General 19 November 1914 to 11 February 1916; commanded the Derajat Brigade from 19 November 1914 to 13 February 1916.  He was created CB, [London Gazette, 1 January 1916].  Joined the Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force in February 1916, in command of a brigade; was wounded on 8 March 1916, and invalided in September 1910; commanded the Poona Divisional Area from 1 December 1916; commanded at Kurachi.  Major General F J Fowler married, on 8 June 1896, at Godalming, Surrey, Rita Mary, daughter of Colonel G Sartorius, CB, Indian Army.  He retired 1 January 1921.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Bombay Staff Corps
FowlerFrank43821TrooperNo known Company. Served in 34th Btn IY
Source: QSA Medal Rolls
Imperial Yeomanry
FowlerFrank6488PrivateSource: QSA Medal Rolls27th Company, 7th Btn, IY
FowlerFrankSource: WO100/284Port Elizabeth DMT
FowlerFred2752PrivateSource: OZ-Boer databaseSouth Australia, 2nd Battalion Australian Commonwe
FowlerFrederick22006PrivateSource: QSA Medal Rolls34th Company, 11th Btn, IY
FowlerFrederick Benjamin35973SergeantSource: QSA Medal Rolls108th Company, 6th Btn, IY
FowlerFrederick Sydney166PrivateSource: OZ-Boer databaseQueensland, 7th Battalion Australian Commonwealth
FowlerG6419PrivateSeverely wounded. Near Kroonstad, 9 June 1901
3rd Battalion.
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
Lancashire Fusiliers
FowlerG2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Gordon Highlanders
FowlerG 594aPrivate2nd Btn. Wounded at Elandslaagte. 21 Oct 1899.
Source: Natal Field Force Casualty Roll, page 166 line 54
Gordon Highlanders
FowlerG2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Gloucestershire Regiment
FowlerG 4186L Corporal1st Btn. Wounded at Farquhar's Farm. 30 Oct 1899.
Source: Natal Field Force Casualty Roll, page 105 line 32
Gloucestershire Regiment
FowlerG1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Gloucestershire Regiment
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