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FOWLER – Edward Royal Marines Portsmouth Division 58th Company

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Royal Marines 1854 Britains Sea Soldiers Vol 1 by Cyril Field
NameFOWLER – Edward
Regiment (s)Royal Marines Portsmouth Division 58th Company
Regiment Number (s) 2745
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
4th May 1830 / 19 years / Shrewsbury Shropshire England
Description – Height
5 Ft 8½ in
Fair / Hazel / Light Brown / ringworm on upper left thigh
Overseas Service/DurationWellesley – 2nd April 1831 to 21st January 1832
Trinculo – 21st April 1832 to 20th November 1832
Comus – 7th February 1833 to 28th August 1836
Pelorus – 28th January 1837 to 5th August 1842
Helena – 26th December 1843 to 16th July 1850
Length of Service21 years 5 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal / 8th May 1851/ Not yet known
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Not stated
Pension Districts1851 Wolverhampton
1855-1863 Western Australia
1864-1867 South Australia
1867-1875 Victoria
Pension Paid£19/16/0 per annum
13th January 1877 Increased to £33/12/0 per annum to age pension
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th February 1855 Plymouth England via Cape of Good Hope
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
STAG 23rd May 1855
Date/Place of Birth1811 Worfield near Bridgnorth Shropshire England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
bap 7th July 1805 St. Mary’s Portsea Hampshire England
Date/Place of Marriage13th February 1837 St. Mary’s Portsea Hampshire England
Children by 1st WifeFanny B 1850 Jamaica
Frances Elizabeth B 12th May 1859 Fremantle Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
WELCH Thomas
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
31st December 1857 assigned North Fremantle Lot P7 (Swan Street) of 1 acre; Application for title made 5th May 1863 (Title No 1512)
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesSouth Australian Advertiser Friday 13th November 1863 – page 2
Departure from Western
8th November 1863 on board “Rangatira”
Date/Place of Death/Burial27th August 1889 Geelong Victoria
Geelong Eastern Cemetery Victoria
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1882 Geelong Victoria (possibly)
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationADM27/52/31 Year of Allotment 1837 ship Pelorus Folios 73-74 shows Edward FOWLER providing payment to wife Louisa.

1851 Census HO107/1660/143 page 13
Edward Fowler, Head, Married, 43, Corporal RM, born Kidderminster, Worcestershire
Louisa Fowler, wife, Married, 47, Dressmaker, born Portsea, Hampshire
Fanny Fowler, Daughter, 1, born Jamaica

AJCP reel 466/87 part 2 Folio 233 – Proceedings of a Court of Inquiry into complaints by the wives of the Pensioner Guard on the “Stag” into the conduct of the Superintendent Surgeon CALDWELL. Wife not mentioned.