Samuel Thomas Alex LOWRY

Regimental number12/394
Date of birth30 January 1880
Place of birthLondonderry, Co Donegal, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressHikutaia, Thames Valley
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 7"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, James Lowry Snr, Hikutaia, Thames Valley
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year in the Victoria Rifles, Auckland; left the district; not serving in any military unit at time of NZEF enlistment.
Enlistment date11 August 1914
Place of enlistmentPaeroa
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Final rankPrivate
Final unitAuckland Infantry Regiment
FateKilled in Action 8 May 1915
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsTwelve Tree Copse (New Zealand) Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Mr & Mrs J. Lowry, Arthur Street, West Onehunga, Auckland
Family/military connectionsBrother: 12/393 Andrew John LOWRY
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 1880, File 10920874