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Arthur Edwin LOW

Regimental number7714
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
SchoolIthaca Creek State School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDairyman
AddressRed Hill, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 8"
Weight155 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E.A. Low, Kenwyn Road off Arthur Terrace, Red Hill, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 July 1917
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 26th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 31 October 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe died of pneumonia.
FateDied of disease 12 October 1918
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialEastham (St. Mary Magdalene) Churchyard, Essex
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
76
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edwin and Eliza LOW, Kennyn Street, Redhill, Brisbane
Family/military connectionsHis brother Harold gained the Military Medal.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Entrained Brisbane, 29 October 1917; embarked Sydney, 31 October 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 26 December 1917, and marched into 12th Training Bn, Codford, the same day.

Admitted to Bde Clearing Hospital, Codford, 3 February 1918 (pharyngitis); marched into 12th Training Bn, Codford, 8 February 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 1 April 1918; marched into Medical Board Base Depot, Calais, 1 April 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 4 April 1918; taken on strength of 15th Bn, in the field, 17 April 1918.

Admitted to No 55 Casualty Clearing Station, 8 August 1918, and transferred to No 41 Casualty Clearing Station the same day (pyrexia of unknown origin); to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 9 August 1918; embarked for England, 19 August 1918; to Bath War Hospital, 20 August 1918; to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 9 September 1918.

On furlough, 12 September 1918; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 28 September 1918.

Marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 4 October 1918, and classified 'B1A2'.

Died, Sutton Veny Military Hospital, 12 October 1917 (influenza and pneumonia).

Buried East Ham Old Church, 18 October 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, LOW Arthur Edwin

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