|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Myrtleford, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Father, Harry Lowerson, Myrtleford, Victoria|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||21st Battalion, 5th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/38/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Osterley on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||21st Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
'Gallant and skilful work on patrol throughout the operations of the Brigade at Armentieres and Pozieres.'
'Work at Mont St. Quentin on 1 September 1918.'
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'For most conspicuous bravery and tactical skill on the 1st September, 1918, during the attack on Mt. St. Quentin, north of Peronne, when very strong opposition was met with early in the attack, and every foot of ground was stubbornly contested by the enemy. Regardless of heavy enemy machine gun fire, Sergeant Lowerson moved about fearlessly directing his men, encouraging them to still greater effort, and finally led them on to the objective. On reaching the objective he saw that the left attacking party was held up by an enemy strong post heavily manned with twelve machine guns. Under the heaviest sniping and machine gun fire, Sergeant Lowerson rallied seven men as a storming party, and directing them to attack the flanks of the post, rushed the strong point, and, by effective bombing, captured it, together with twelve machine guns and thirty prisoners. Though severely wounded in the right thigh, he refused to leave the front line until the prisoners had been disposed of, and the organization and consolidation of the post had been thoroughly completed. Throughout a week of operations, his leadership and example had a continual influence on the men serving under him, whilst his prompt and effective action at a critical juncture allowed the forward movement to be carried on without delay, thus ensuring the success of the attack.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Medals: Victoria Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory MedalAlso served in World War II. Enlisted Melbourne, 5 July 1940, as V8081; discharged, 10 August 1944, as Sergeant, 2/8 Training Bn.
|Date of death|
|Place of burial||Myrtleford Cemetery|