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Herbert Howard Kentwell FOWLES

Regimental number71
Date of birth31 March 1893
Place of birthTeneriffe, Brisbane, Queensland
SchoolIpswich Grammar School, Queensland
Other trainingGained a Grammar School Scholarship: he was Assistant Scout Master, footballer and sailing enthusiast.
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressState School, Zillmere, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 8.25"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinFather, J H Fowles, Zillmere, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in the Grammar School Cadets, Ipswich, Queensland.
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 Omrah on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 25 April 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Date of fate erroneously given on Nominal Roll as 2 May 1915.
Place of death or woundingGaba Tepe, Gallipoli, Turkey
Date of death2 May 1915
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 30), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John Kentwell and Agnes Ellen FOWLES, 'Menahous', corner of Hill and Main Streets, Wooloowin, Queensland
Family/military connectionsOnly son of Major J Kentwell Fowles.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Promoted corporal, 31 August 1914.

Embarked Brisbane, 24 September 1914.

Promoted lance sergeant, 8 January 1915.

Promoted sergeant, 14 January 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 2 March 1915.

Killed in action, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FOWLES Herbert Howard Kentwell

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