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Private 7981 Willis Fowke, R.A.M.C. Enlisted 10 March 1914. Served on board HMHS Asturias, until it was torpedoed on 21 March 1917.

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  • Ian Webb commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Born in Duffield, Derbyshire in 1884, and worked as a collier at Mapperley Colliery until he enlisted.
    He was taken off overseas service on 22 March 1917. Without a ship he was sent to a billet at Blackpool Airport, where the RAMC had a training centre.
    On 28 June 1918 he was transferred to Class P Army Reserve to resume civil employment as a collier in Mapperly.
    On 10 April 1919 he was honourably discharged surplus to Military requirements.
    He died in Duffield on 29 September 1975

  • Keith_H commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hello Ian
    Lives of the First World War is a source-based project. In order for a Life Story to be created, source-based evidence, such as a service record, is required. Can you please provide the requisite evidence that will be the business case for adding him to the database.

    If he died and has a CWGC record, this would be useful. If he has a service record, this could be another source which would justify his addition to the database. I am not finding any source material on this man.

    Kind regards
    IWM Volunteer

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