The Great War

 

Remembered with honour  



        

Robert Lowther
1883
  - 1916    



BIRTH & FAMILY
Born:
  Langthorpe, Kirby Hill
Parents: Son of William and Martha Lowther
Siblings: John William (1876), Hannah Eliza (1878), Arthur (1879), Frederick (1880), Tom (1885), Martha Ann (1888), Harry (1891), Daisy (1894), Evelyn (1897)
Home: Kirby Hill (1891), Bishop Monkton (1907, 1911)  

MILITARY SERVICE
Enlisted
: Scarborough (1902) 
Unit: Royal Garrison Artillery (1902 – 1914), including six years in Quetta and Punjab, India,
also four years in reserve.  
Rank: Gunner 
Transfer: Robert Lowther emigrated to Australia in 1911 and in 1914 
re-enlisted, this time in the Australia Army on 24 August 1914.
Rank on enlistment: Gunner
Unit name: Field Artillery Brigade 1, Battery 3AWM
Embarkation: Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A8 Argyleshire on 18 October 1914.

DEATH
   Killed in Action: 22 July 1916
Casualty: Killed in action in The Somme
Buried: Flatiron Copse Cemetery (Plot X, Row K, Grave No. I Australian War Memorial),
Mametz, France

  





At the going down of the sun
And in the morning
We will remember them
 

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TOMORROW we will list the 54 Bishop Monkton men who answered the call to fight
for King and Country.  One family sent five of its sons to the war and others three. Five of the 54 did not return. Each man is listed with his home address, company and regiment. They, too, are remembered with honour for the part they played in
The Great War.