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Private Harry Fowers of the 2nd/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.


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Remembered today Private 41402 Harry Fowers of the 2nd/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Who was killed in action on Saturday the 16th of March 1918. Aged just 19. Harry was born and enlisted in Derby and was the son of Mr. J. H. and Mrs. A. Fowers, of 120, Bridge St., Derby. Harry is buried in MORY ABBEY MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France.
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And so say all of us..................... one of many Derbyshire lads who shored up the ranks of the Lincolnshire Regiment.

Harry Fowers was originally numbered 9066 and attached to the 13th Territorial Reserve Battalion, before his posting to 2/5th Lincs. He may well have done his time in Fermoy, Ireland, too. A good few of the soldiers in this number (41***) sequence ofd the Linc.R. appear to have done so.

Dick

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Thinking of him.

SPN

Maldon

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And so say all of us..................... one of many Derbyshire lads who shored up the ranks of the Lincolnshire Regiment.

Harry Fowers was originally numbered 9066 and attached to the 13th Territorial Reserve Battalion, before his posting to 2/5th Lincs. He may well have done his time in Fermoy, Ireland, too. A good few of the soldiers in this number (41***) sequence ofd the Linc.R. appear to have done so.

Dick

There certainly seem to be many Derbyshire lads in the Lincolns. Any idea how many?

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From the 2/5th Lincs WD.

Ecoust St. Main (15th-19th March 1918) [C.2. 57c N.W.]

'In Brigade Reserve. Working parties were found day and night for rear defences, cable trenches and dugouts. Men were bathed in Brigade baths at ECOUST. Enemy shelled our trenches intermittently. We suffered two casualties.'

Quite a few of Harry's comrades were either killed or captured at Bullecourt five days later.

SDGW also has Harry as previously serving as 22873 Leicester Regt.

Regards,

Steve.

Lo Bingo!

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A young life bravely given. Always remembered. RIP

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