Thomas (Thomas Alfred Henry) LOWE


LOWE, Thomas (Thomas Alfred Henry)

Service Number: 3393
Enlisted: 26 July 1915, Enlisted at Keswick, SA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Stathalbyn, South Australia, 1864
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Blacksmith
Died: Illness - Pneumonia, Government Hospital, Suez, Egypt, 28 November 1915
Cemetery: Suez War Memorial Cemetery
Row C, Grave 8 Chaplain C.H. Wilson officiated
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

26 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3393, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Keswick, SA
27 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3393, 10th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
27 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3393, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Adelaide

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of James Lowe and Margaret Lowe nee Work.

Thomas lowered his age by about 9 years

Legal husband of Ruth Lowe nee Watt later known as Ruth Duncan of 60 Everleigh Street, Redfern, NSW. In 1920 Ruth responded to an advertisement placed in the Press stating that he had married her under a different name, Alfred Henry Lowe,  and that she had thought he had died years before and she had re-married in that time. Thomas and Ruth had 6 children. Ruth stated that he was born in Strathalbyn, SA

Thomas and Ruth were married on 14 February1889 in the Registry Office Adelaide.

Father of Thomas Alfred James Lowe, Adeline Ruth Lowe, Rachel Maud Lowe, Hannah Olive Lowe, Forester Hargrave Lowe and Leonard Harold Lowe

Bigamous husband of Linda Rebecca Nairne (Naurine) Lowe nee Macarty of 12 Elm Avenue, Unley, SA. Linda died on 21 August 1923

Thomas and Linda were married on 16 September 1915 in the Baptist Church, Adelaide, SA

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal