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Regimental number457
Place of birthChatham St, Adamstown, Newcastle, New South Wales
SchoolAdamstown Public School, New South Wales
Address'Southcote' Macquarie Street, Junction, Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Moses Lowbridge, Macquarie Street, Junction, New South Wales
Previous military service16th Aust Infantry
Enlistment date18 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 2 October 1917

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularAt Le Transloy order to hold an advanced position in a crater for 48 hours no relief possible, his feet were perished and he had to be carried away. My boy was sent to Beauford Hospital England, feet saved. Returned to Front recommended by Brig Gen Tibvey for field commission for bailing up the Germans gaining valuable papers....
FateKilled in Action 22 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death21.11
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialAeroplane Cemetery (Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 21), Ypres, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Moses and Jane LOWBRIDGE, Macquarie Street, The Junction, Newcastle, New South Wales

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