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George Eveleth LOWDER

Regimental number2095
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStereotyper
Address78 Newington Road, Marrickville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, Arthur Eveleth Lowder, 78 Newington Road, Marrickville, New South Wales
Enlistment date31 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name36th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/53/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 24 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Trench Mortar Battery
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Not awarded.
Recommendation date: 28 February 1918

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 7 February 1919

FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For gallantry and devotion to duty during the period 16 September to 11 November 1918. His coolness in action had a marked effect upon his comrades and he was of great value to his battalion at Warneton and Morlancourt. Although partially buried by a shell, he stuck to his position and insisted on firing until every round was fired.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 42
Date: 20 May 1920

Date of death5 July 1948

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