Born: December 1870, Southsea, Hampshire, England.
Died: January 1939.
Buried: Twickenham Cemetery, Richmond, London, England.
Having mastered the keyboard and violin as a boy, at age 14 Fowles went to study at the Brussels Conservatory. In 1887, he won the Whitcomb Scholarship for solo violin at the Royal College of Music. He studied at Oxford (1896–99), and in November 1899 became the youngest doctor of music in Britain.
In 1896 he became organist and choirmaster of St. George’s Presbyterian Church of West Croydon. He served there until 1904, when he was invited to become organist and choir director of the Presbyterian Church in St. John’s Wood, London.
Fowles also served as an examiner in the London College of Music (1908–20).
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