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William Fowkes

Servicenumber : 25375
Rank : Corporal
Regiment : Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)
Unit : 16th Battalion
Date of Death : 25-07-1917
Age :
Grave : Row C. Grave 3.
William Fowkes lived at 17, Wellington Place, Eastwood, Nottingham with Mrs Jennie Fowkes (mother or wife?). He was awarded a Military Medal for gallantry in action on 13 november 1916 during an attack on St. Pierre Divion. He was wounded in this action. He was killed whilst on a carrying party or when he was shot through the neck when repairing a wire.  
 Picture: 03-08-2016
Duty nobly and well done
 
Sources: Website CWGC, website www.1914-1918.invisionzone.com and website www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk 

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