Roll of Honour

Roll of Honour

Fowlie, Andrew Thomson

Rank: Lance-Corporal

Regiment: 4th Battalion Gordon Highlanders

Biography: Son of Patrick Fowlie, farmer, Auchentumb, Strichen. Born 9 July 1888; educated at Glasslaw and New Pitsligo Public Schools; entered the University as a student in Agriculture, 1906. He took the University Diploma in Agriculture and the Nat. Diploma in Agriculture, 1909, and the Nat. Diploma in Dairying, 1910. He was appointed Assistant-Lecturer in Agriculture for the Counties of Inverness, Ross and Cromarty in 1909, which post he held till September 1912, when he was appointed County Organizer for Orkney. When war broke out Fowlie immediately asked the College to relieve him of his appointment, and in September 1914 he joined " U " Company of the 4th Gordons as a Private. After training at Ripon he crossed with the Battalion to France in February 1915. On 16 June the 4th Gordons were engaged in the severe and successful action on the Bellewarde Ridge, east of Ypres, and " D " Company distinguished itself by a bold assault on the German lines in a wood near Hooge. Fowlie was amongst those who fell - their bravery was described as "magnificent".

Date of Death: 16 June 1915

Burial Details: Name recorded on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Panel 38, Column 5.

Publication: Roll of Service, edited by Mabel Desborough Allardyce. Published 1921.

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