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|Subject: Lieut. W. J. Fowler, 5th Bde. R.A Sat Feb 06, 2021 4:04 pm|| |
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"William James Fowler was born on 21 July 1847, son of George Campbell Fowler, Captain, R.N., of Crookham End, Berkshire. He entered the army as Lieutenant in the Royal Artillery on 15 July 1868, and served in India from January 1869 until January 1874, after which he proceeded to the Cape. He served in the Kaffir War of 1877-78, and in the Zulu War of 1879, with N Battery 5th Brigade, in command of the two guns left on detachment at Fort Evelyn. Fowler was promoted to Captain on 16 August 1879 and continued to serve at the Cape until March 1880. He returned to India once more and served there from May 1881 to September 1884, and from December 1885 until February 1889, having been promoted to Major on 24 February 1885. He became Lieutenant-Colonel on 20 February 1895, and was subsequently on the Staff of the Western Division Artillery, becoming Brevet Colonel on 20 February 1899. He retired exactly one year later and died on 1 September 1918"