Albert Edward Lowe

First Name: 
Albert
Middle Name: 
Edward
Last Name: 
Lowe
Mother's Name: 
Barbara Lowe (nee Turner)
Father's Name: 
William Lowe
Date Enlisted: 
Thursday, August 5, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
14th Machine Gun Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Thursday, July 20, 1916
Place of Death: 
Flers, France
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Albert Lowe (Service no 2869) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W. around 1896 and attended the Superior School in Wollongong as a child.

When he enlisted he was 19 years old, single, and worked as a mercer.  Albert had previously served in the Cadets and 37th infantry CMF. Due to his youth, Albert's parents wrote a letter giving permission for their son to enlist.

Albert embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A14 Euripides with 6th Reinforcements, 17th Battalion on 2nd November 1915.  After arriving in Egypt on 26th December 1915 he was transferred to hospital with bronchitis.  Albert returned to his unit on 25th January 1916.  On 9th May 1916 he was transferred to 14th Machine Gun Company and the Company was sent to France on 25th June 1916.

On 20 July 1916 Albert was hit by machine gun fire and killed at the battle of Fromelle.  He is buried in Anzac Cemetery, Sailly-Sur-La- Lys, France, Plot I, Row I, Grave 1.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, LOWE ALBERT EDWARD

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