John Darvy LOWE

Regimental number3544
Place of birthWales Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressLaunceston, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, H Lowe, 41 Balfour Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Previous military service92nd Infantry
Enlistment date27 January 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 July 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 October 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 5 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 22 December 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Spelt John Darcy Lowe on NR
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Hobart Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'Near CLER-sur-SOMME on 29th/30th and 31st August 1918, Private LOWE performed sterling services as a Company Scout. During 30th/31st he was almost continuously under severe Artillery, Machine Gun, and Rifle fire reconnoitring ground. His information as to enemy positions and position of troops on our flanks was invaluable to his Company Commander. For three days and nights he was untiring in his efforts to secure information and although suffering from great fatigue exhibited wonderful courage and endurance. by his devotion to duty and his indomitable spirit he set a splendid example to his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death12 December 1960