Theodore Ralph LOWE

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LOWE, Theodore Ralph

Service Number: 6793
Enlisted: 17 July 1915
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 4th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Preston, Victoria, Australia, 27 February 1890
Home Town: Lilydale, Yarra Ranges, Victoria
Schooling: Drysdale State School 1645, Vic., Geelong College, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed In Action, Roisel, France, 18 September 1918, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension
Plot III, Row D, Grave No. 5, Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension, Roisel, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Drysdale Methodist Church Honor Roll, Drysdale State School No 1645 Honor Roll, Geelong College WW1 Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

17 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 6793, 4th Field Artillery Brigade
18 Nov 1915: Involvement Gunner, SN 6793, 4th Field Artillery Brigade
18 Nov 1915: Embarked Gunner, SN 6793, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, HMAT Wiltshire, Melbourne
27 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 6793, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, Battle for Pozières
21 Aug 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Bombardier, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, France
22 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Bombardier, SN 6793, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, Mouquet Farm
3 May 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Bombardier, SN 6793, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, Bullecourt (Second)
10 Aug 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Bombardier, SN 6793, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, Third Ypres, SW to right hand/thumb. Evacuated to 26th Field Ambulance. Rejoined unit 16 August 1917.
20 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Bombardier, SN 6793, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, Menin Road
4 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Bombardier, SN 6793, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, Broodseinde Ridge
9 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Bombardier, SN 6793, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, Battle of Poelcapelle
4 Jul 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Bombardier, SN 6793, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, Le Hamel - Blueprint for Victory
1 Aug 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, France
8 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 6793, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, The Battle of Amiens
31 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 6793, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, Mont St Quentin / Peronne
18 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 6793, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, Breaching the Hindenburg Line - Cambrai / St Quentin Canal
18 Sep 1918: Involvement Corporal, SN 6793, 4th Field Artillery Brigade

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Biography contributed by Robert Wight

According to several eye witness reports, Corporal 6793 Theodore Ralph Lowe was killed outright when a German shell landed in his gun pit near Roisel, France, during the attack on the Hindenburg Outpost Line on 18 September 1918.

Source: Red Cross file (AWM)

Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Rev. James and Louie LOWE, Spencer Crescent, East Camberwell, Victoria

LOWE.—The Rev James Lowe. Esplanade, Clifton Hill, has been notified that his youngest son, Corporal Theo. R. Lowe, was killed in action on September 18, after 3½ years service. Corporal Lowe was educated at the Geelong College. Prior to enlistment he had been with Messrs. Moran and Cato, at their head office Fitzroy. A brother, Dvr. L. H. Lowe A.M.C., is on active service; and another brother, Trooper E. V. Lowe, 1st Anzacs, L. Horse. has been invalided home

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