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William LOWE

Regimental number1978
Place of birthAbroath, Forfarshire, Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
Addressc/o Mrs G S Lowe, Stirling, Mount Lofty, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation44.5
Height5' 4.5"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs G S Lowe, Scotts Creek, Mount Lofty, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 January 1915
Place of enlistmentOaklands, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 20 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 November 1915
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date6 November 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 15 August 1915 (gun shot wound, side)

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Aeneas', 20 November 1915 (escort duty); discharged, Adelaide, 6 November 1916.

War service: 1 year 308 days (of which 221 days were abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Cause of death: tuberculosis
Date of death26 June 1927 Bedford Park, South Australia
Age at death56
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Row 4 East, Grave 8), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, LOWE William

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