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Bertie LOWING

Date of birth29 October 1881
Place of birthParkes New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrazier
AddressWellesley Road, Pymble, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinFather, William Alfred Lowing, Wellesley Road, Pymble, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date31 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Light Horse Regiment
Promotions

Captain


Unit: 12th Light Horse
Promotion date: 24 August 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: Refers 12 November 1917.

Military Cross


Recommendation date: List dated 15 April 1918.

Bar to MC


Recommendation date: Refers 25 September 1918.

FateReturned to Australia 31 May 1919
Medals

Military Cross


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918

Bar to Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and skilful leadership on 25th September 1918. At Semakh, when his squadron was ordered to attack on the left of the 11th Australian Light Horse Regiment the enemy made a stubborn resistance, and were subdued only after bitter hand-to-hand fighting in the buildings of the village. On the same day, by a smart flanking movement, this officer captured the enemy garrison at Tiberias, consisting of twelve officers and 83 other ranks, together with thirteen machine guns.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1920

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, Bar to Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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