Fowler, Christopher George

He was the younger son of Howard and Frances Fowler of Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset and brother of Professor Sir Ralph Fowler (Coll. 1902-1908; Staff 1914 and Fellow 1933-1944). He came to College from Horris Hill. His last year he was Prefect of Chapel and was elected to a Classical Scholarship at New College, Oxford. He also played golf for the School, was a member of College XV and 2nd XI (cricket) and took a leading part in the work of Natural History Society.

In August 1914 he was gazetted to the 6th (Cyclists) Battalion Norfolk Regiment and after two and a half years’ service with them in England, in his anxiety to see active service, got himself attached to the 2/8th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. He went to France in January 1917 and was slightly wounded early in the following March. He was hospitalised in Rouen and returned to his battalion in early April. In the early hours of 6th April 1917 at Ecoust-St Mein, the West Yorkshires, in an effort to drive the Germans from the railway line in front of their position, launched an attack. Fowler fell that day, a few hours after returning from hospital. He is buried in grave IV.B.2 of the HAC Cemetery, Ecoust-St Mein.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Fowler
  • Forenames or initials: Christopher George
  • House: College
  • Years in School: 1908-1914
  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Regiment: Norfolk Regiment, attached to the Yorkshire Regiment
  • Date of Birth: 9th May 1895
  • Date of Death: 6th April 1917
  • How Died: Killed in action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer E4
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: H.A.C. CEMETERY, ECOUST-ST. MEIN: Grave IV. B. 2.