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Thomas Gerald Fowler

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas Gerald AWMM
  • Surname
    Fowler AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 6260 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    16 October 1909 AWMM KapuniTaranaki AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1940 AWMM Waitara AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr. T.D. Fowler, Waitara (father) AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 6260 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    9 September 1942 AWMM
    The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Fowler, Thomas Gerald. (Ref. WO 373/20/360). Military Medal. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • 2 Lieutenant T. G. Fowler, MM, m.i.d.; Cambridge; born Kapuni, Taranaki, 16 Oct 1909; storeman. (Source: Henderson, J. 22 Battalion. p.107.)

    '‘After a short spell in a wadi,’ says Gould, ‘we were stirred up by Spandau fire, and after trying to get the guns without success, Fowler [CSM D Company] told us it was each man for himself, giving us an idea of where we were to go. Jerry got on to the boys as they made their rush over the lip of the gully and was causing casualties. Anyway it didn't appeal much to me so I made my way out solo under the muzzles of the guns causing the trouble and after some anxious minutes receiving some individual and very personal attention, managed to get clear without any damage…. I heard that three of my section were knocked out here by a Jerry grenade but never found an eyewitness….

    ‘At this stage the boys were irretrievably scattered, one party took off on their own and ran into a patrol and were taken prisoner and others went off with friends to different units. I later located Coy HQ and took back what was left of the section and after a brief period with 23rd Battn we got to Grant just in time to start off on the hike back to the Canea area.’' (Source: Henderson, J. 22 Battalion. p. 107.; Kay, R. 27 (Machine Gun) Battalion. p. 96.) AWMM
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Death

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  • Cemetery
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Memorials

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Henderson, J. (1958). 22 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      pp.18, 58, 62, 93, 107, 230, 461–6. AWMM
    • Kay, R. (1958). 27 (Machine Gun) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p.96. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.65 AWMM
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