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Remembered Today:

Lt James Fowlie, Highland Light Infantry


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I am confused over which battalion James Fowlie was actually serving with when he was killed on 24 March 1917. He joined the 1st Battalion in 1915, but as I understand it the 1st Battalion did not take part in the battle of Arras. Also, hee was serving as 'intelligence officer' (contemporary letter): would this refer to signalling rather than intelligence gathering?

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CWGC have him attached to 10th Battalion. - http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/284118/FOWLIE,%20JAMES%20LAWRENCE

A newspaper articles states that he was serving as an intelligence officer when he was killed during the battle of Arras in the early hours of April 24 1917. Fowlie had been in an advanced position, sending back information about the course of the fighting by telephone, when his position was hit by a shell

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The St. Andrews University Roll of Honour has

James Lawrence Fowlie, Student in Medicine, 1913-1914.

Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, The Highland Light Infantry.

Born 12th February 1896. Killed in action at Arras, 24th April 1917, in the Battle of Arras.

We are talking about the same man here???? - note the dates.

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