Names on Fontmell Magna War Memorial 1

Wesley Harry Warren Mowlem

Surname: Mowlem
Other names: Wesley Harry Warren
Other people in this story:
Robert William Mowlem
Rosetta Mowlem née Warren
Ernest William Warren Mowlem
Sidney Harold Warren Mowlem
Locations in this story:
Holnest, Sherborne, Dorset
France & Flanders
Birr Cross Roads Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
West Street, Fontmell Magna, Dorset

Wesley Harry Warren Mowlem was born on 5th November, 1894, in Holnest, Sherborne, Dorset, and baptised in the parish church on 25th November, 1894. He was the son of Robert William Mowlem, an estate woodman, and Rosetta Mowlem (née Warren). He lived much of his early life in Holnest until by 1911 he was working as a farm labourer and living with his parents at 58 West Street, Fontmell Magna. He enlisted at Shaftesbury as a Private and joined the 3rd Battalion of the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry (Service No. 31744). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 30th October 1917 and was buried at Birr Cross Roads Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, (grave id. V.D.6). He is remembered on the Fontmell Magna War Memorial, Shaftesbury.  Of his brothers, both Ernest William Warren Mowlem and Sidney Harold Warren Mowlem served and survived the conflict.

Printed Sources: "Fontmell Magna and the First World War", compiled by Chris Bellers, Fontmell Magna Village Archive Society, 2014.

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission
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