Sunday, December 16, 2012

Pte. Albert Lowe, Border Regiment (1919 - 1940)

Private Albert Lowe (1919 - 1940)
Private Albert Lowe (1919 - 1940)
5th Battalion, Border Regiment 
From Whitehaven, Cumberland
Killed in France (1 June 1940) 
Photograph: Courtesy of 'The Whitehaven News' 

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Some biographical information

Private Albert Lowe (1919 - 1940) was killed in action on 1 June 1940 while serving with the 5th Battalion The Border Regiment in France. At the time of his death, Private Lowe was 21 years old. He had joined the Territorials before the outbreak of war and had embarked for France with his battalion earlier in 1940.

Private Albert Lowe was the son of Samuel Lowe and Mary Lowe (née Casson) of Buttermere Avenue, Seacliffe, Whitehaven, Cumberland (now Cumbria). Immediately after the Dunkirk evacuation he was officially posted as missing. His parents subsequently received news that he had been killed in action. His final resting place is at Warhem Communal Cemetery, Nord France (Grave Ref. Row B. Grave 9).

In civilian life, Albert Lowe was employed as a coal miner at Haig Pit, Kells, Whitehaven. He was also a keen sportsman.

He is commemorated in the Borough of Whitehaven WW2 'Book of Remembrance' and also on the WW2 memorial of St Begh's R.C. Parish, Whitehaven.
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CWGC citation

This is the Commonwealth War Graves Commission citation for Private Albert Lowe, 5th Battalion The Border Regiment:

Name: LOWE, ALBERT
Rank: Private
Service No: 3600358
Date of Death: 01/06/1940
Age: 21
Regiment/Service: Border Regiment, 5th Bn.
Grave Reference: Row B. Grave 9.
Cemetery: WARHEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord (France)

Additional Information:
Son of Samuel and Mary Lowe, of Whitehaven, Cumberland.
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Dedication

This article is dedicated to Private Albert Lowe, Border Regiment:

"Lux lucet in tenebris - The Light shines in the darkness".
(John 1:5)
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Acknowledgements

Cumbria County Archives & Local Studies Centre
(Whitehaven Records Office)

The Whitehaven News
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