|Pte. Albert Fowler|
32060 Pte. Albert Fowler, 1st Bn Loyal North Lancashire Regt.
A weaver at Habergham Mill, Burnley, Lancashire before the war, Albert was born in the town in 1877.
Married with five children, he was conscripted into service on 9 November 1916 and had served in France since July 1917.
Suffering from knee troubles, Albert was unable to march and, therefore, didn’t see any frontline service – instead being employed as a storesman in a hospital near Etaples.
Severely injured by a bomb splinter to the head during a German airial bombing raid on Etaples, Albert died of his injuries on 20 May 1918.
He was buried in Etaples Military cemetery.
20 May 1918 died of his injuries.
Research by David O'Mara.
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