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|One of The Original 500|
Frank Fowler Regt # 311
Donated by Brendan Power
David Power [on left] , Unknown Sailor, and James [Frank] Fowler [on right]
Name: James Francis Fowler
Born: 1882, Mt. Carmel, Salmonier, St. Maryís Bay
Father: James Fowler
Mother: Mary Fowler
At the outbreak of war, August, 1914, Frank and his cousin, David Power, were crewmen on the fishing vessel Metamora at Holyrood, Conception Bay. They signed off, took the train to St. Johnís and joined the Newfoundland Regiment, September 2, 1914 as part of the First Five Hundred, commonly called the "Blue Puttees".
Frank was assigned # 311 and David Power # 310. They went through a lot of the war together.
|Oct 3||1914||Embarked SS. Florizel for the United Kingdom|
|Oct 4||1914||Joined Canadian convoy off Newfoundland|
|Oct 15||1914||Disembarked "Davenport", U.K., on to Salisbury Plain. After training went to Fort George near Inverness, Scotland for more training|
|Feb||1915||To Edinburgh Castle on Garrison Duty, the only colonial troops to do so; thence to Aldershot|
|Aug 20||1915||Embarked British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force at Davenport for active service Gallipoli|
|Aug 31||1915||Disembarked Alexandria, proceeded to Abbassia, Cairo|
|Sep 13||1915||Embarked Alexandria for Gallipoli|
|Dec 2||1915||Evacuated from Gallipoli|
|Mar 14||1916||Embarked Port Suez for B.E.F., France|
|Mar 22||1916||Disembarked Marseilles, France|
|Aug 9||1916||Wounded; F.A. to # 10 C.C.S.; "gas poisoning and shell shock"|
|Aug 11||1916||At 14th General Hospital, Wimereux..|
|Sep 29||1916||Joined Base Depot, Rouen|
|Oct 22||1916||Joined Battalion|
|Jan 23||1917||With Battalion|
|Mar 12||1917||F.A. to C.C.S.|
|Apr 12||1917||Transferred to base, Rouen|
|Dec 20||1917||Rejoined Battalion|
|Dec 26||1917||Appointed L/Cpl.- paid|
|Dec 30||1917||With Battalion|
|Jul 22||1918||Ordered to proceed overseas for eight (8) weeks on recruiting drive and other purposes. Granted special "Blue Puttee Leave" until Sept. 8th, 1918|
|Jul 27||1918||Embarked for Newfoundland|
|Aug 8||1918||Reported to Depot at St. Johnís, NFLD|
|Oct 19||1918||Granted leave to Oct. 23, 1918|
|Oct 28||1918||Granted leave to Nov. 4, 1918|
|Nov 20||1918||Granted Conditional leave|
|Feb 15||1919||Demobilized after serving 4 years 176 days|
F.A. - Field Ambulance C.C.S. - Casualty Clearing Station.
Shortly after his return from overseas, Frank married Angela Lewis of Salmonier.
They lived in Mount Carmel and had two children.
Frank worked as a fisherman, mostly out of Glouscester, Mass.,
and died on one of the fishing boats in 1929.
His body was returned home for burial in Mount Carmel Cemetery.
Military Records Contact: Daniel B. Breen
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