LOWRY, Henry Gordon
(Service number 58554)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 5 May 1897 Place of Birth Dunedin

Enlistment Information

Date 26 May 1917 Age 20 years
Address at Enlistment Catherine Street, Timaru
Occupation Carpenter
Previous Military Experience 2ns South Canterbury Regimental Band
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs Maggie LOWRY (mother), Catherine Street, Timaru
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 29th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
Date 15 August 1917
Transport Ruahine
Embarked From Destination Glasgow, Scotland
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Where Captured and by Whom
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Bank messenger


Date 16 June 1967 Age 70 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Henry Gordon Lowry was born on 5 May 1897 at Dunedin, the only son among five daughters of Francis Price (Frank) and Maggie (née Paine) Lowry. He enlisted on 26 May 1917, a carpenter living at home in Timaru. His next-of-kin was his mother – Mrs Maggie Lowry, Catherine Street, Timaru. Private J. C. Ford embarked with the 38th Reinforcements for Liverpool, England, on 5 June 1918 by the “Remuera”.

J. H. Lowry , of Timaru, was one of more than 800 men who returned to New Zealand by the “Port Hacking” in August 1919. His mother died in June 1925 at Timaru. In 1928 he married Jeannie Alexander McNie. Henry Lowry died on 16 June 1967 at Christchurch.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [21 May 2021]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [21 May 2021]; Timaru Herald, 11 August 1919 (Papers Past) [06 September 2014]

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