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Lookinf for a connection with the Fowler family in Australia or from Kent south of England please

Journal by chasmack

Greetings from New Zealand.
I am trying to connect with my Fowler family.
My Granddad William Walter Fowler came to Wellington, New Zealand around 1916-17 with his brother Charlie Fowler,
William Walter stayed in NZ, but Charlie went onto NSW We think.
They came by ship called the Almanzora from Australia/England

I have other information if anyone can add some light.

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on 2015-07-02 01:29:09

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by janilye on 2015-07-02 02:02:34

Hello Chasmack, What were their parents' names?

by chasmack on 2015-07-02 02:37:37

Hi Janilye

William Walter and Charlie Fowlers parents were William and Emma Fowler (knee Boilling) Bromley, Kent.

by janilye on 2015-07-02 05:56:31

Oh dear I was hoping you would say something else.
Charlie was bashed to death in Balmain in April 1920.
He was the fireman on a ship and 3 other seamen were charged with murder.
click on his name to read about it. I've tagged the articles Charles Fowler

by janilye on 2015-07-02 06:49:10
by janilye on 2015-07-02 07:09:35

Location at Field of Mars Cemetery

Cemetery: Field of Mars, Address: Cressy Rd., Ryde, NSW. 2112
Inscription Id: 7564819
Surname: Fowler
Given Names: Charles
Interred Date: 28 Apr 1920
Age: 45
Gender: M
Portion: Ang
Row: Sec C
Plot: 861

by chasmack on 2015-07-02 07:19:49

Hi Janilye.
Thanks for your concerns, how ever "" THIS CHARLIE FOWLER"" you have in the tragedy cannot be possible to be my Granddads brother, as the information in the media reports states Charlie was 45 at the time of death. which meant he was born in 45 years back from 1920, which means Charlie was born in 1875.
My granddad was born in 1895 in Bromley, Kent, and arrived in Wellington aged 18 in 1913, which then meant Charlie would of been born in 1875, and when they both arrived in NZ together its not possible William Walters brother was 20years older than him, as the photos i have certainly don't show that, as Charlie was born in 1892

by chasmack on 2015-07-04 21:35:17

Hi Janilye

I thought i would check out your info, so i managed to get my two sisters who live in Sydney to go check the grave site details you mentioned, after quite a bit of driving and walking around and talking to a manager of the place. they managed to locate the actual spot. How ever there is nothing at the site apart from moss and over grown bit of grass. with no such visual of anything there. How ever the manager said a Herbert Fowler was the person who set the burial up back in the day.. so maybe that was his wife?

by chasmack on 2015-07-21 03:34:58

Hi. after gathering a little more info, my info has been updated and corrected,

My Granddad William Walter was born 1895, then his brother Charlie 1897, then his brother Thomas 1900, then Daisy around 1903-4?there may have been more?

Williams father was William John Fowler. William wife was Emma Fowler(knee boiling) her parents were William and Flora Boiling.

I have spoken to the General registrar Office in the UK requesting a birth, marriage, death cert of Daisy Kemish who married William Kemish 1925 Dartford. so awaiting there the certificates.

by chasmack on 2015-07-21 03:49:51

Also Emmas siblings were Wiiliam Fredrick,Caroline,Arhur.Ethel,Walter,Thomas Boiling born around the Limehouse area,London in the late 1800s. so these are all my dads fathers (William Walter Fowlers) uncles aunties on his mums side

by dennie31 on 2016-04-04 17:46:37

I have only just started doing this so note that the posts are from a way back but my G grandfather was William Reginald Fowler, his father was Edwin Fowler. My Fowlers ended up in Nelson but not sure where they came from.

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