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Frank William LOWTHER

Regimental number156
Place of birthWarrnambool, Victoria
SchoolNorth Devon State School, Victoria
Other trainingHad a good musical training, excelled on cornet and saxaphone.
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressCanaga via Chinchilla, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinBrother, Clare Lowther, Jandowae, Queensland
Enlistment date25 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll41st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularFrank was the son of the late T C Lowther, a schoolmaster who died when he was about a year old. The family moved to Gippsland where he followed farming pursuits. He was member of Mt Devon Brass Band, won first place competitions. Also was one of the members of the original Band of the 42nd Batt continuing so till his ....
FateDied of disease 24 November 1918
Age at death37
Age at death from cemetery records37
Place of burialAbbeville Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot V, Row d, Grave No. 52), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
134
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Paretns: Thomas and Margaret LOWTHER. Native of Devon, south Gippsland, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 5809 Lance Sergeant Louis Anthony John LOWTHER, 22nd Bn, returned to Australia, 7 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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