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Regimental number53323
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm hand
AddressDaguilar, Woodford, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 9"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Lowrey, Daguilar, Woodford, Queensland
Enlistment date15 April 1918
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 April 1918
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameQueensland Reinforcement 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on 8 May 1918
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Work near Villeret on 18 September 1918.'
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 18 July 1919

Military Medal

'At VILLERET on the 18th September, 1918, Private LOWREY was responsible for the capture of two enemy machine guns and three of their team. When nearing the Line of Exploitation, this soldier noticed a number of Germans working their way down a communication trench. He made off by himself and engaged them with a Phosphorus Bomb, causing the enemy to halt. He made forward and captured two of the enemy's machine guns, shooting one of the crew who attempted to resist. By this boldness, the remainder surrendered, and was the means of wiping out a strong point which would later have proved very troublesome.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSee 5724 Allan LOWREY for first period of service.

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