John Patrick Aloysius Fowles was born in Cork, Eire during 1896. Nothing further is known of his early life.
He did, however, on a date unknown marry a lady named Alice.
Friday 29 June 1916 – Young Soldier’s Death at the Front’
Much regret is felt in the town, and in the Greenfield District regarding the death at the front of Private J P A Fowles, the second son of Mrs Fowles of Greenfield Hall. The news of his death reached the family on Friday night last. It appears he was severely wounded and died shortly afterwards, being concious to the last and fortified by the rites of the Church and ministered by the Roman Catholic Chaplain of the Unit he belonged. ‘Johnny’ Fowles as he was universally known and spoken of, was a week or two short of completing his twenty-first year.
On 3 February 1917 a payment of £2.4s. 0d was made by the War Office to Alice Fowles, this being monies owed to her husband John. On 18 September 1919, a further payment which is recorded as a War Gratuity of £3.10s.0d was also made to her.
His name appears on Ireland’s Memorial Records 1914-1918.
He is also remembered on the North Wales Heroes Memorial Arch, Deiniol Road, Bangor, Gwynedd, North Wales.
There is a Flintshire Roll of Honour card for him at the County Archives Office, Hawarden.