Arthur Ashley Fowles

First Name: 
Arthur
Middle Name: 
Ashley
Last Name: 
Fowles
Date of Birth: 
Sunday, July 3, 1892
Mother's Name: 
Ann Fowles
Father's Name: 
William Thomas Fowles
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, May 18, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Lieutenant
Unit: 
Machine Gun Company
Company: 
4th
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
Mention in Despatches
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Thursday, January 2, 1958
Details: 

Arthur Fowles (Service No 2521) was born in Inverell, N.S.W.

At enlistment Arthur was single, 22 years old, worked as a civil servant working for the Premiers Department .  Arthur nominated his father, William, who was the headmaster of Clifton Public School, N.S.W. as his next of kin.

He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A9 Shropshire with 13th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement on 20th August 1915. After the troops arrived in Egypt Arthur was sent to Gallipoli at what was the end of the campaign.

He was promoted to Lance Corporal on 1st May 1916.  He was sent to France on 9th June 1916 where he was transferred to 4th Machine Gun Company in France on 9th August 1916.

Arthur was selected for officer training soon after and was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on 25th September 1917.  He was made Lieutenant on 25th December 1917 and served on the Western Front.

On 7th September 1918 he had a fall from a bike while on duty and suffered face lacerations.

On 16th March 1919 Arthur was mentioned in despatches.

Arthur was returned to Australia in September 1919 and discharged from the AIF on 22nd December 1919.

On 15th November 1919 Arthur married Rose Hazell.  He returned to the Public Service where he worked until 3rd July 1940, when he enlisted for service in World War II.  Arthur went on to serve with the rank of Major (Service No N75911) until 19th August 1946.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, FOWLES A A

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