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Robert LOWTHER

Regimental number340
Place of birthLangthorpe, Yorkshire, England
SchoolChurch of England School, Kirby Hill, Yorkshire, England
Age on arrival in Australia28
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDriver
AddressZetland House, Portman Street, Zetland, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Lowther, Bishop Monkton, (Yorks), near Leeds, England
Previous military serviceEight years in the British Army. Six years in Quetta and Punjab, India also four years in reserve before re-enlisting in Australia.
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Battery 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollBombardier
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
FateKilled in Action 22 July 1916
Place of death or woundingSomme, France
Age at death33
Place of burialFlatiron copse cemetery (Plot X, Row K, Grave No. I), Mametz, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
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