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John Alfred LOWMAN

Regimental number2686
Place of birthYarra Glen Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, Alfred John Lowman, Metropolitan Farm, Werribee, Victoria
Enlistment date5 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 14 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll29th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 11 January 1917

FateReturned to Australia 1 November 1917
Medals

Military Medal

'On the night of 2nd December, 1915, LOWMAN, while on duty in GUSTY TRENCH, displayed courage and coolness of a high order. A number of men were reported wounded in front at GUSTY TRENCH and LOWMAN volunteered to bring them in under heavy barrage fire. While engaged on this work he was severely wounded, his right leg being shattered. He however refused assistance until all other men were safety collected. his courage and devotion to duty served as an example to all the men in GUSTY TRENCH.'

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death25 October 1962
Place of burialWerribee Cemetery

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