|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||82 Wallis Street, Woollahra, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Father, F E Lowther, 82 Wallis Street, Woollahra, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||2nd Lieutenant|
|Unit name||20th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/37/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Captain|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||spec Service "C" Tspt|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Mention in Despatches
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).
|Fate||Returned to Australia
Distinguished Service Order
'For conspicuous gallantry as Company Commander in the advance east of Amiens on 8th and 11th August, 1918. In spite of thick fog and hidden defences he gained the final objective. The following day, he, with a few men, rushed a machine gun post, and further captured and consolidated fresh ground. On the 11th, he, to conform with the advance of another battalion, established posts, forming a defensive flank, and, while doing so, rushed, with four men, another enemy post. On being finally ordered to withdraw, he extricated his company from a difficult positio with very few casualties, being himself the last to leave. Throughout he showed fine courage and leadership.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When responsible for the forming up of attacking troops a shell burst near him, severely wounding him. He would not allow his casualty to be reported although much shaken and in great pain, but carried on at a very critical period. He remained at his post over five hours after being wounded, only withdrawing when ordered to do so.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
|Other details||Medals: Distinguished Service Order, Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal|