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VC375   John Edmund Fowler

BORN   1861

DIED   26 March 1926  AGE   64

VC Won  28 March 1879   AGE   18

Place VC Won   Zlobane Mountain, Zululand

War/Campaign  The Zulu War

Name   John Edmund Fowler   No.    

VC Issue No.   375   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), 2nd Battalion


Now   Disbanded

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Colour-Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Waterford, Co. Waterford, Ireland

Place Of Death   Brerechurch Road, St Giles, Colchester, Essex, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Colchester Cemetery, Mersea Road, Colchester, Essex


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Section Q, Grave 12-42

Gazetted   5 April 1882

VC Presented   13 May 1882, Queen Victoria, Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England


P  Headstone, Colchester Cemetery, Mersea Road, Colchester, Essex

P  Blue plaque outside former house, Berchurch Road, St. Giles, Colchester, Essex

By The Way…

Sentenced by court martial in 1882 to lose all his medals & decorations, including his VC. Queen Victoria declined to approve the loss and as a result they were restored to him

VC Held By

Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Regimental Museum, Low Parks Museum, 129 Muir Street, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland



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