Percy Fowler

Memorial: Aust

Regiment: Royal Navy

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Engine Room Artificer K13283

Parents: Elizabeth Fowler mother and George and Emma Fowler grandparents

Marital status: Married

Home address: Aust, Tockington

Pre-war occupation: Farm Labourer

Date of birth: 14/02/1891

Place of birth: Aust

Date of death: 1938

Buried/Commemorated at: He is buried in Olveston St Mary Churchyard and commemorated on the Parish of Aust Roll of Honour. He served and returned.

Age: 47

Further information:

Percy was born in Aust, the second eldest of five children with an older sister and three younger brothers. His mother Elizabeth was a single parent and the family lived with his grandparents. His grandfather was an agricultural labourer. Two of his brothers Arthur and Victor also saw war service.

Percy joined the Navy in 1911 at the age of 19 and was described as 5’ 2” tall with brown hair, brown eyes and a fresh complexion. Percy served in both peacetime and wartime and his first and last ships were the Vivid II. He was aboard the battleship HMS Lion when it engaged in the Battle of Jutland (31st May -1st June 1916). This was the only major Naval battle of WW1 and was a British victory. Percy was discharged from the Navy in 1923 and returned to his employment as a labourer. He married Margaret Ellen Miles a widow in 1932 and they lived at Olveston Common. Percy died in 1938 and the cause of his death was unlikely to have been war-related.

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This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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