John Anthony Nowers

View John Anthony on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
Service number:
Acting Corporal
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Date of birth:
Date of death:
07 June 1917
Age at Death:
NOWERS John Anthony

Known information

John Anthony Nowers was one of a dozen vicars' sons from Rutland to have been killed in the First World War. He was born in Market Harborough but was living in Tinwell and working as a bank clerk before the war. He enlisted on 5 September 1915 into the 26th Battalion Royal Fusiliers, known as the Bankers' Battalion. He went abroad on 4  May the following year, and fought in France and Flanders, including the Battle of Flers during the Somme. John was injured in fighting at Messines Ridge on 7 June 1917, and while lying waiting to be moved to a casualty station he was killed by a shell. He was 28. John is buried in Voormezeele Enclosure No 3, near Ypres, grave VIII.J.21 and is remembered on Tinwell's war memorial.

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  • Voormezeele Enclosure 3 1
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3 images Some pictures of the headstone, taken 14 December 2014
By John Stokes on Sunday 14th December '14 at 6:39pm
A Rutlander, living in Belgium

Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.
@JutlandRemember That looks really good; yes very happy with that and thank you. Good luck with your project 3:27 PM Nov 8th

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