Other names: Ernest William Warren
Locations in this story: Holnest, DorsetNether Compton, DorsetFontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, DorsetFrance & FlandersOver Compton, DorsetGreater London
Story: Ernest William Warren Mowlem was born in Holnest, Dorset, in 1883 the son of Robert William Mowlem and Rosetta Mowlem (nee Warren). He lived his early life in Holnest where his father was a Farmer and Haulier. Ernest married Beatrice A'court in Nether Compton, Dorset, on 26 Sep 1910. In the meantime his parents had moved to 58 West Street, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset. Ernest had enlisted on 11 Dec 1915 but had been placed on reserve (Service No WR25190) until embodied on 27 Feb 1917 and joined the Royal Engineers as a Sapper (New Service No. 240611). He served in France and Flanders with the 336th Railway Construction Company until he was discharged on 15 Apr 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals. His death was recorded in the Greater London area in 1953 and he was ultimately buried in St. Michael's Churchyard, Over Compton, Dorset, on 25 May 1953. Of his brothers, Wesley Harry Warren Mowlem was killed in action whereas Sidney Harold Warren Mowlem served and survived the conflict.