Biography of Serjeant John Fowler (13785)
2nd Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment
Formerly 6th Lincolnshire Regiment
Died 23rd October 1916


  • Name: John Fowler
  • Date of birth: 1894
  • Place of Birth: Langtoft, Lincolnshire. England
  • Date of Birth Registration: April – June 1894
  • Place of Birth Registration: Stamford, Lincolnshire, England


  • Name: John Fowler
  • DOB: 1853
  • Place of Birth: Langtoft, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Farm labourer


  • Name: Jane Green
  • DOB: 1856
  • Place Of Birth: Langtoft, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 25th December 1878 Langtoft, Lincolnshire, England

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • Edith Fowler, 1879, Langtoft
  • Ada Mary Fowler, 1882, Langtoft
  • William Fowler, 1884, Langtoft
  • Annie Fowler, 1887, Langtoft
  • Eliza Fowler, 1890, Langtoft
  • Florence Fowler, 1891, Langtoft
  • John Fowler, 1894, Langtoft
  • Jane Fowler, 1897, Langtoft
  • Dorothy Hilda Fowler, 1901, Langtoft


  • 1901: John is living with his parents at Langtoft, Lincolnshire.
  • 1911: John is living with the Story family at The Gables, Tinwell, Stamford, Lincolnshire.  The census gives him an age of 17 and he is listed as a labourer on farm.

Relatives in services

  • None found


  • No marriage for John has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.

Newspaper Mentions

  • Lincolnshire Echo Monday 27th November 1916
    Fowler, 13785, Sergt. J. (Langtoft)


  • Grimsby News Friday 1st December 1916
    Lincolnshire Regiment
    Fowler, Sgt. J. (Langtoft)

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Sergeant John Fowler, 13785, 2nd Bn Lincolnshire Regiment was killed in action on 23rd October 1916 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records

  • Available

Effects Left To

  • Father John
  • Mother Jane


  • The British Medal
  • The Victory Medal
  • The 15 Star


  • UK:
  • Langtoft, Roll of Honour in st Michael and All Angels Church


  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In memory of Serjeant John Fowler, 13785, 2nd Bn., Lincolnshire Regiment who died on 23 October 1916 Age 20
  • Son John and Jane Fowler, of Langtoft, Peterborough
  • Remembered with honour, Thiepval Memorial
  • Pier and Face 1 C.

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

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