Cecil Dashwood Milman Fowler

Surname: Fowler
Other names: Cecil Dashwood Milman
Other people in this story:
Valentine Augustus Milman Fowler
Edith Marian Fowler née Byas
Locations in this story:
Weaverham, Cheshire
France & Flanders
Loos Memorial, France
Donhead Lodge, Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire
St Mary Magdelane Church, Camden, London
Haileybury School, Great Amwell, Hertfordshire
St. Thomas' Church, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Cecil Dashwood Milman Fowler was born on 2nd November, 1896, in Weaverham, Cheshire, and baptised at St Mary Magdelane Church, Camden, London, on 5th January, 1897. He was the son of Lt. Col. Valentine Augustus Milman Fowler, a Prison Governor, and Edith Marian Fowler (née Byas). At the time of the 1911 Census, he was single and a student boarding in the Sanditemum Hailey School House, Haileybury School, Great Amwell, Hertfordshire. His father was Governor of Norwich Prison and the family lived in that area. He enlisted early in 1914 and joined the 1st Battalion (2nd Foot), of the Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment and at the time of his death held the rank of Lieutenant. He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals and clasp. He died on 25th September 1915 and his name appears on the Loos Memorial (Panel 13 to 15).

In 1917 Cecil's parents moved to Donhead Lodge, Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire. Cecil is remembered on the Wiltshire Roll of Honour in St. Thomas' Church, Salisbury, on the De Ruvigny Roll of Honour and on the Haileybury School Roll of Honour.


Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives