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Edgar Wallace Gaden LOWE

Regimental number1320
Date of birth1893
Place of birthWellington, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address'Rarawai', Fox Valley Road, Wahroonga, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 10.25"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinGrandparent, Mrs. Susan Gaden, 'Rarawai', Fox Valley Road, Wahroonga, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets.
Enlistment date30 August 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A4 Pera on 12 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 5 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Admitted to 1/3 London Field Ambulance, Romani, 14 August 1916 (onychia [toe nail infection], great toe, right foot); transferred to 31st General Hospital, Port Said, 25 August 1916; to No 3 Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 25 August 1916; to British Red Cross Convalescent Hospital, Montazah, 9 September 1916; discharged to duty, 13 September 1916.

Taken on strength, 6th Light Horse Regiment, Hill 70, 18 September 1916.

Admitted to 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 20 January 1917 (dental), and transferred same day to New Zealand Mounted Field Ambulance; rejoined Regiment, 20 January 1917.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 24 May 1918.

Admitted to Port Said Rest Camp, 12 August 1918 (leave); transferred to 2nd Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 1 September 1918; rejoined 6th Light Horse Regiment, in the field, 10 September 1918.

Promoted Temporary Corporal, 14 November 1918.

Promoted Temporary Sergeant, 20 January 1918; reverted to Temporary Corporal on marching out to Moascar for embarkation, 30 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Kantara on board HT 'Port Sydney', 5 March 1919; disembarked Sydney, 21 April 1919; discharged, Sydney (termination of period of enlistment), 13 June 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as Edgar Wallace Gadeer LOWE.
Date of death10 April 1945
Age at death52
Place of burialWinton General Cemetery (RSL Section, Plot No 16), Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, LOWE Edgar Wallace Gaden

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