Laid to rest at the Field of Honour.

Photograph courtesy of John.


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.


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.


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