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William Ernest Lowes

In memory of:

Lance Corporal William Ernest Lowes

March 27, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

53420

Age:

27

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment)

Division:

18th Bn.

Citation(s):

1914-1915 Star

Additional Information


Born:

June 9, 1888
tynemouth, England

Enlistment:

November 3, 1914
Strathroy, Ontario

Son of Elizabeth Lowes, of Edenville, St. Bede's, East Boldon, Co. Durham, England, and Michael Lowes. Native of Cullercoats, Northumberland, England.

Commemorated on Page 121 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

II. B. 32.

Location:

Bailleul is a large town in France, near the Belgian border, 14.5 kilometres south-west of Ieper and on the main road from St. Omer to Lille. The Communal Cemetery is on the eastern outskirts of the town. From the Grand Place, take the Ieper road and 400 metres along this road is a sign indicating the direction of the cemetery. Turn down the right into a small road and follow for approximately 400 metres. The cemetery is on the right and the BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION is at the bottom end.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Circumstances of Death Registers– "Died of Wounds." (Shrapnel wound, thigh) At No. 8 Casualty Clearing Station.

Contributed by E.Edwards www.18thbattalioncef.wordpress.com
  • Newspaper clipping– From the London Free Press April 1916. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me

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