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FowlerJohn Source: Nominal roll in WO127Johannesburg Mounted Rifles
FowlerJohn75Attested: Nov 1889. Source: CMP 13Cape Police
FowlerJohn Patrick41126TrooperServed 28 Oct 01 to 07 Jul 02. Discharged Disbandment
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Scottish Horse
FowlerJohn Patrick41126Trooper2nd Battalion
Source: QSA Medal Rolls
Scottish Horse
FowlerJohn SharmanCaptainMade Brevet Maj.


TNA ref 159/1:315/3
Royal Engineers, Telegraph Battalion, 1st Division
FowlerJohn SharmanLieutenantFOWLER, JOHN SHARMAN, Lieutenant, was born 29 July 1864, son of R Fowler, JP, DL, of Rahinstown, Co  Meath, and Mrs Fowler.  He was educated at Cheltenham College, and was commissioned in the Royal Engineers, as Lieutenant, 6 January 1886, serving in the Isazai Expedition in 1892.  In 1895 he took part in the operations in Chitral, and served with the Gilgit Force during the fighting near and defence of the post of Reshan (wounded).  He was afterwards with the Relief Force and was present at the action at Mamagai.  Lieutenant Fowler was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 16 July 1895], received the Medal and clasp, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 16 July 1895]: "John Sharman Fowler, Lieutenant, Royal Engineers.  In recognition of services during the recent operations in Chitral".  He became Captain 24 September 1895.  In 1897 and 1898 he served on the North-West Frontier of India, taking part in the Mohmand Expedition; was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 11 January 1898], and received a clasp.  He also received a clasp for the Tirah Expedition in 1897-98.  Captain Fowler served in South Africa on special service from 1899 to 1902.  He was present at the operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900.  Operations in Orange River Colony, May to 29 November 1900; Director of Telegraphs, Orange River Colony, 1 June 1900 to 1 September 1902.  He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 17 June 1902]; was given the Brevet of Major 26 June 1902; received the Queen's Medal with three clasps, and the King's Medal with two clasps.  He became Major 21 December 1903.  Major Fowler was DAAG, 2nd Division, Aldershot Army Corps, 13 March 1905 to 11 May 1905, and from 1 June 1905 to 7 March 1909; was given the Brevet of Lieutenant Colonel 18 January 1911; was GSO2, Staff College, 1 January 1911 to 31 March 1913, and was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel 31 December 1911.  From 5 August 1914 to 15 May 1918, he was Director of Army Signals, BEF, and from 16 May 1918 to 21 May 1919, Director of British Signals, British Armies in France.  He was given the Brevet of Colonel 1 January 1916; was temporary Brigadier General from 26 October 1914 to 31 December 1916; and was promoted to Major General 1 January 1917.  He was created a CB in 1915, and a KCMG in 1918.  Sir John Fowler married, in 1904, Mary Henrietta Olivia, daughter of John M Brooke, and they had two daughters.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Royal Engineers
FowlerK R R24483PrivateSource: QSA Medal Rolls26th Company, 7th Btn, IY
FowlerL / J5062PrivateDemise: Died of disease 28 Nov 1901
Place: Standerton
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
7th (The Princess Royal's) Dragoon Guards
FowlerLeslie WSource: WO100/284Port Elizabeth DMT
FowlerMSource: QSA and KSA medal rollsNew Zealand, 6th Contingent
FowlerM C2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Manchester Regiment
FowlerMorton278PrivateSource: OZ-Boer databaseQueensland, 3rd Mounted Infantry Contingent
FowlerNSource: QSA and KSA medal rolls85th Battery, RFA
FowlerP 4120L Corporal2nd Btn. Wounded at Venter's Spruit. 17 Jan 1900.
Source: Natal Field Force Casualty Roll, page 80 line 51
Lancashire Fusiliers
FowlerP JBurgherJoined 12 Nov 01
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Canadian Scouts
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