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Name:
Ernest Ion Lowes
Casualty No.:
Initials:
E I
Service No.:
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Barnard Castle
Age at Death:
22
Ranks:
2nd Lieutenant
Unit:
Durham Light Infantry
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
Civilian Employment:
Bank worker
Cause of Death:
Died of wounds as prisoner of war
Date of Death:
2-January-1918
Place of Death:
Battles & Campaigns:
Locally Commemorated:
UK Commemorated:
Overseas Commemorated:
Buried:
La Ville-aux-Bois British Cemetery
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Death Notice/Obituary:

Died of wounds in a German military hospital. It was not until 3 months later that his parents were notified.

Teesdale Mercury-04/06/1919: In memoriam

Teesdale Mercury-11/09/1918: Local and other notes: Reported dead

Teesdale Mercury 25.09.1918 Page 3: Column 5

June 2nd - 2nd Lieutenant Ernest Ion Lowes died of wounds, aged 22

Family Details:

Son of Joseph and Mary Lowes of 11 Montalbo Terrace. 

Notes:

Ernest had worked for the City and Midland Bank in Kendal prior to enlisting. 

Ernest was reported missing in June 1918. In a letter to his parents, Lieutenant Colonel Robinson wrote: 'During the last week I have seen a great deal of your son, and have seldom met a boy who was so universally and deservedly popular with all ranks. He was always cheerful, happy, and had an excellent influence with those around him. His courage was of the finest order. I saw him very early in the morning of the 27th of May, when he was sent on a message to the forward area, since when nothing has been heard of him. In order to carry out this duty he had to pass through a heavy barrage, and later must have come in touch with the enemy infantry. I hope, as we all do, that he is a prisoner. At the same time I feel it my duty not to hold forth hopes which may not be realised. Any information forthcoming later will at once be conmmnicated to you, and, should you hear any, we should very much like to hear from you. Your son's kit, like that of all other officers, was lost. Please accept the sympathy of all ranks in this hour of suspense.'' 

Teesdale Mercury-19/06/1918: Local and other notes: Officially reported missing

Teesdale Mercury-12/06/1918: Local and other notes: Missing

Teesdale Mercury-25/09/1918: Roll of Honour Notice

 

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Sources:
First Name: St Mary's data; Teesdale Mercury 12.06.1918 Page 3: Column 1; Teesdale Mercury 25.09.1918 Page 3: Column 5; Last Name: Teesdale Mercury 12.06.1918 Page 3: Column 1; Teesdale Mercury 25.09.1918 Page 3: Column 5; Private Individual; Service: St Mary's data; Private Undividual; Ranks: St Mary's data; Teesdale Mercury 12.06.1918 Page 3: Column 1; Teesdale Mercury 25.09.1918; Private Individual Page 3: Column 5; Unit: St Mary's data; Private Individual; Date of Birth: St Mary's data; Place of Birth: St Mary's data; Civilian Employment: St Mary's data; Cause of Death: St Mary's data; Teesdale Mercury 25.09.1918 Page 3: Column 5; Date of Death: St Mary's data; Teesdale Mercury 25.09.1918 Page 3: Column 5; Private Individual; Age at Death: Teesdale Mercury 25.09.1918 Page 3: Column 5; Private Individual; ; Death Notice / Obituary: Teesdale Mercury 25.09.1918 Page 3: Column 5; Buried: St Mary's data; Local Memorials: www.newmp.org.uk; Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914;