Vernon Frederick LOWE

LOWE, Vernon Frederick

Service Number: 405314
Enlisted: 2 March 1941, Brisbane, Qld.
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: Elementary Flying Training School
Born: Maryborough, Qld., 28 June 1919
Home Town: Maryborough, Fraser Coast, Queensland
Schooling: Maryborough Central School, Maryborough Grammar School
Occupation: Bank Clerk - Union Bank
Died: Accidental, near Boothby, Pagnell, England, United Kingdom, 19 September 1943, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Grantham Cemetery, Lincolnshire, England
Sec 19 Row E Grave 16
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Maryborough Queen's Park War Memorial, Maryborough St. Paul's Anglican Church Book of Remembrance, Maryborough State High School Roll of Honour, Melbourne Union Bank of Australia Limited 'In Memoriam' WW2 Honour Roll
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flying Officer, 405314
2 Mar 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, 405314, Elementary Flying Training School, Brisbane, Qld.

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Frederick Stead Lowe and Amy Beatrice Lowe, of Maryborough, Queensland, Australia. A.B.I.A.


F./0. V. LOWE
Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Lowe, John street, received advice yesterday ihat their youngest son, Flying Officer Vernon Frederick Lowe (24) of the R.A.A.F. had been killed in an aircraft accident in England on  Sunday. F O. Lowe was the second Maryborough airman to pay the supreme sacrifice on tne same day, Warrant Officer Gordon Clarke having been killed in an aircraft accident in Victoria.
Enlisting three years ago, F/0. Lowe received his wings in Canada and was subsequently transferred to England where he had served for two years.
He was educated at the Central School and the Maryborough Grammar School. Prior to his enlistment he was on the staff of the Union Bank, serving at Maryborough and Warwick. He was an active member of the Church of England and before his enlistment was a server at the altar.
F O. Lowe was a well-known identity in sporting circles, being a member of the Maryborough Golf Club and a popular figure amongst tennis players. Besides his parents he is survived by two brothers, Major R.A. Lowe (A.I.F.) and Mr. S. B. Lowe (Maryborough). He is also survived by his aged grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R. Lowe, John street, Maryborough.