Laid to rest at the Field of Honour.


Born: 26th June 1914, Southwark, London.

Died: 4th September 1943; age: 29; aircraft crashed at Walton-on-Naze, Essex.


Rank: Leading Aircraftman

Service Number: 1223461.

Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Flight.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of William & Hannah Patience Fowles; husband of Betty Fowles, of Sutton, Surrey.


Father: William Fowles, born 1868, Bermondsey, London – died September 1931, St. Bart’s, London.

Mother: Hannah Patience Fowles (nee Grimsdell), born January 1871, 11, Bear Lane, Southwark.

Wedding photograph courtesy of Mike.

In 1941, Islington, Middlesex, Walter married Betty Ralph, born September 1918, Marylebone, Middlesex.

They had 2 daughters.


4th September 1943


Aircraft: Miles Martinet 1; Serial number: M.S.659; based at Ipswich Airport. While towing a target for the anti-aircraft guns at the Naze when the engine of the Martinet stalled, causing the aircraft to crash on the west side of Walton-on-Naze, Essex. Walter and the Polish pilot were killed.

Henryk Wroblewski; Podorucznik (Second Lieutenant); Polish Air Force – laid to rest at Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey.







Photograph courtesy of John.


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