Archibald George Stanthorpe Fowless

First Name: 
Archibald
Middle Name: 
George Stanthorpe
Last Name: 
Fowless
Mother's Name: 
Annie Fowless
Father's Name: 
William Fowless
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, May 18, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Lance Corporal
Unit: 
13th Battalion
Company: 
A Company
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Wednesday, April 11, 1917
Place of Death: 
Bullecourt France
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Archibald Fowless (Service No 2374) was born in Inverell, NSW about 1895.He came to the Illawarra with his family when his father was made Headmaster of Clifton Public School. At the time of enlistment he was a single 20 year old teacher also working at Clifton Public School.

He embarked on H M A T A 9 Shropshire with 7th Reinforcements, 13th battalion on 20th August 1915. Archibald served at Gallipoli from 23rd October 1915 till the evacuation. After returning to Egypt he was admitted to hospital ill on 24th January 1916. He recovered and went to France with 2 Platoon, A Company, 13th battalion and saw service on the Western Front with them as a lewis gunner. On 29th August 1916 he was wounded but no further information is recorded.

On the 11th April 1917 Archibald was in action near Reincourt at the battle for Bullecourt when he was hit by machine gun fire and killed. He has no known grave and is remembered on the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneaux.

His brother Lieutenant A Fowless also served and returned to Australia.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, FOWLESS A G S

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