James Purves (Jim) LOWRIE

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LOWRIE, James Purves

Service Number: 5369
Enlisted: 2 March 1916
Last Rank: Signaller
Last Unit: 17th Infantry Battalion
Born: Beckom, New South Wales, Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Beckom, Coolamon, New South Wales
Schooling: Coolamon State School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Station Hand
Died: Killed In Action, Belgium, 9 October 1917, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Menin Gate Memorial Bay 17 Stone M 17th Battalion AIF Letters H to Q, Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour

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World War 1 Service

2 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5369, 17th Infantry Battalion
17 Apr 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 17th Infantry Battalion, Allocated to 14th Reinforcements 17th Battalion from 1st Depot Battalion Cootamundra NSW
22 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 5369, 17th Infantry Battalion, Embarked Sydney on A18 Wiltshire for UK
5 Nov 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 5th Training Battalion, To 5th Training Battalion from 3rd Depot Battalion for specialist training Signaller
2 Apr 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 5369, 17th Infantry Battalion, Posted to France for duty 17th Battalion AIF
2 May 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Signaller, 17th Infantry Battalion, Allocated to HQ A Company 17th Battalion as Signaller
20 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Signaller, SN 5369, 17th Infantry Battalion, Menin Road
9 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Signaller, SN 5369, 17th Infantry Battalion, Battle of Poelcapelle
9 Oct 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Signaller, SN 5369, 17th Infantry Battalion, Battle of Poelcapelle, WIA on 9 October extracted under shell fire unable to recover body due to mud No known grave Refer statement Red Cross wounded and missing file
13 Oct 1917: Discharged AIF WW1, Signaller, SN 5369, 17th Infantry Battalion, Killed in Action Belgium Struck off strength Report CO 17th Battalion
Date unknown: Involvement SN 5369, 17th Infantry Battalion

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