Victor Fowler

Memorial: Aust

Regiment: Royal Navy

Medals: 1939–45 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, War Medal 1939–1945

Rank and number: Able Seaman J27155

Parents: Elizabeth Fowler mother and George and Emma Fowler grandparents

Marital status: Married

Home address: Home Address: Aust, Tockington. Lived: 50 Wordsworth Road, Plymouth.

Pre-war occupation: Farm Labourer

Date of birth: 11/11/1897

Place of birth: Aust, Gloucestershire

Date of death: 1976

Buried/Commemorated at: Died in Plymouth. Served and returned.

Age: 78

Further information:

Victor was born in Aust, a middle child of five children with a sister and three 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 Percy also saw war service.

Victor enlisted in the Navy on his 18th birthday in 1915, when he was described as just over 5 feet tall with dark brown hair, blue eyes and a fresh complexion. Two years later he had grown by two inches. Victor’s first ship was the HMS Impregnable and during 1918 he served on HMS Lion, for which he was paid a war gratuity.
After the war Victor continued his Naval Service as a Chief Petty Officer, in peacetime and married Florence M Brown in 1920. Together they had two sons and Victor then went on to serve in WW2 where he was stationed at a shore-based training establishment HMS Daedalus. His final year of service after 26 years was 1941.

Victor Fowler died in Plymouth Devon in 1976, his the death was not 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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