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on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Harry John Lowe -

Unknown person Name : Harry John Lowe

Son of : George Lowe and Frances Lowe (née Foster), of Shanklin, Isle of Wight.

Born : 1881, Shanklin, Isle of Wight.

Married : 1905 : Ada Kingswell, at the Wesleyan Chapel, Garfield Road, Ryde. Three children : Phyllis Ada Frances (b. 1905), George Harry (b. 1907), Ivy May (b. 1912).
  Census information :

1891 : George and Frances Lowe, with their children including Harry aged 9, are at Western Road, Shanklin. George Lowe is a Mason.

1901 : George and Frances Lowe, with their children including Harry aged 19, are at 1 Castillia Villas, Western Road, Shanklin. George Lowe is a Mason, Harry Lowe is a Painter (House).

1911 : Harry and Ada Lowe, with their children, are at 2 Castillia, Western Road, Shanklin. Harry Lowe is a House Decorator.
  Service Details :

Pte. 2059 Harry John Lowe, 26th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps.

Casualty Details :

Died : 23 October 1916, aged 35.

Commemorated at : Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

CWGC Record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Carisbrooke Castle County War Memorial Panel 08
Shanklin War Memorial
Shanklin St Blasius' Church Scroll of Remembrance (those who died)
Shanklin St Paul's Church War Memorial
Shanklin Methodist Church War Memorial
  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :


Saturday, November 4, 1916 Page 5

Pte. Harry Lowe, R.A.M.C. (Shanklin)

Unofficial news has been received to the effect that Pte. Harry Lowe, R.A.M.C., of Western-road, has been killed on the Western front, by shell explosion. The news was conveyed to Shanklin in a letter written by Pte. F. Boynton, also of the R.A.M.C., to his mother, in which he states that on Oct. 24th Pte. Lowe in company with three other ambulance men were engaged in bringing in a wounded man on a stretcher when a shell exploded near them. The explosion killed the wounded man and three of the ambulance men, including Lowe, the remaining man being wounded. Pte. Lowe leaves a widow and three little children, for whom the greatest sympathy is felt.
(not all the report has been transcribed)
  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research
  Page status :
Page last updated : 9 April 2015 (added to website)


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