Nigel Burton Apsley Lowe

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LOWE, Nigel Burton Apsley

Service no: 3173 [1]

Place of birth: Spicer’s Creek, via Wellington, 7 March 1896

Address: 100 Byng Street, Orange

Occupation: Overseer

Next of kin: May Wotton (mother), 100 Byng Street, Orange

Date of enlistment: 1 September 1915

Place of enlistment: Holsworthy

Age at enlistment: 19

Fate: Joined 20th Battalion, 7th Reinforcements. Embarked HMAT A29 Seuvic Sydney 20 December 1915. Transferred to 56th Battalion Zeitoun, Egypt, 16 February 1916. Embarked HT Hunt’s End Alexandria 19 June 1916. Disembarked Marseilles 29 June 1916. Attended bomb school 8 December 1916. Rejoined unit 18 December 1916. Killed in action, France.

Date of death: 8 March 1917

Buried: Guards’ Cemetery, Lesboeufs, Peronne, Picardie, France, Plot 8, Row O [2]

Nigel Burton Apsley Lowe was born at Spicer’s Creek near Wellington in 1896. He enlisted in September 1915, two months after his older sister, Elma. He was working as an overseer at the time, presumably living with his mother, May, at Byng Street in Orange.

Nigel was posted to the 20th Battalion and embarked from Sydney in December 1915. In February the following year he was transferred to the 56th Battalion in Zeitoun in Egypt. In June 1916 he was sent to France, where he attended bomb school.

Private Lowe was killed in action on 8 March 1917, the day after his 21st birthday.

Nigel’s sister Elma Constance Apsley Lowe served as a masseuse with the Australian Army Nursing Service.

Wellington Times, 2 April 1917, p. 2.

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