Frederick Alexander LOWE

LOWE, Frederick Alexander

Service Numbers: 2381, 2381A
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Echunga, South Australia, 4 October 1887
Home Town: Echunga, Mount Barker, South Australia
Schooling: Echunga Primary
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Pozieres, France, 4 August 1916, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Courcelette British Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Echunga War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

13 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, 2381, 27th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '15' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Themistocles embarkation_ship_number: A32 public_note: ''
13 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, 2381, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Adelaide
4 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, 2381A, 27th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 2381A awm_unit: 27 Battalion awm_rank: Private awm_died_date: 1916-08-04

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Biography contributed by Angus BROOKS

Frederick Alexander Lowe

Being born in Echunga and raised by his parents Alexander and Sarah Lowe, Frederick attended Echunga Public School. Frederick’s family religion was The Church of England. Once out of school, Frederick worked as a labourer.

At the age of 26, on 22 June, 1915 he enlisted.

 in the 27th battalion, 5th reinforcement. He embarked from Adelaide on board HMAT A32 ‘Themistocles’ on the 13th October, 1915. His AWM embarkation role number was 23/44/2, Private rank. His regimental number was 2381. The 27th Battalion was an infantry battalion of the Australian Army. It was initially raised in 1915 as part of the First Australian Imperial Force for service during World War I. During the conflict, the battalion saw action briefly at Gallipoli before later fighting on the Western Front between 1916 and 1918. It was disbanded in 1919, but was re-raised in 1921 as part of the Citizens Force, which later became the "Militia". 

 Frederick fought in Courcelette and Pozieres. In 1916 4th August 1916 Frederick was killed in action in the Somme Valley, France. He’s burial site can be found in Courcelette British Cemetery (Plot III, Row B, Grave No. 20), France.

His next of kin was his step-sister, Mrs Mary Davy, who also lived in Echunga.

W. C Thomas, Fredericks step brother was also killed at war. He was an engineer.



Lowe, Frederick. "Roll Of Honour: Frederick Alexander Lowe | Australian War Memorial" N.p., 2016. Web. 10 May 2016.


"Details". N.p., 2016. Web. 10 May 2016.


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