Collection MS13 - Fowler War Collection

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Fowler War Collection

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0.5 cm of textual records

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Biographical history

Augustus Fowler was born 6 October 1868 (1871 on Military Attestation papers) in England. He married Rose Elizabeth (last name unknown) on 28 December 1904 in Maidstone, Kent, England. He served in South Africa with the Imperial Army before moving. By 1911, they had three sons, Eric George (1904, England), John Augustus (1907, England) and Ronald (1911). Arthur Fowler, Augustus’s nephew, was living with the family at the time that the census was taken. Ralph Gordon Fowler was born in 1913. At one time, the family lived on Needham Street in Fredericton.

Augustus joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force in June 1915 landing in Plymouth England in August the same year. He was discharged in May 1919. Augustus died on 27 December 1932.

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The Fowler Collection consists primarily of material relating to the Boer War and South Africa. Included in the series are photographs, maps, clippings and postcards, all of which refer to the Boer War.

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This collection was donated by Rose Elizabeth Fowler on 17 April 1934 (FRM acc 1176).


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Provincial Archives of New Brunswick

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MC300 York-Sunbury Historical Society Collection

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