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Lowther brothers of Blackburn, Lancs


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Hi All

Researching into this family who I think had 5 sons who fought in WW1 and fairly sure two were kia 1/7/16 Arthur 7334 1st East Lancs, 26/6/15 William 6675 1st East Lancs and possibly Robert Sgt 11422 6th East lancs died 9/8/15. Also served were Fred K and Charles K.

I have trawled the net but can't find anything on these fighting brothers as having 5 sons in the colours if not unique must have been rare - any info greatly received

many thanks

T

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there are a william,arthur and robert lowther on the blackburn roll of honour see link below :

http://www.cottontown.org/page.cfm?pageid=1613&language=eng

if you get in touch with the community history dept. at blackburn library (contact details on the iink) they are most helpful and may be able to supply some press cuttings if they have anything.

regards,

john.

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there are a william,arthur and robert lowther on the blackburn roll of honour see link below :

http://www.cottontown.org/page.cfm?pageid=1613&language=eng

if you get in touch with the community history dept. at blackburn library (contact details on the iink) they are most helpful and may be able to supply some press cuttings if they have anything.

regards,

john.

thanks John I will do regards T

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William, I think? ...

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Arthur and William share the same War Diary as 1 ELR were part of 11 Brigade of 4 Division at the time of both deaths. The Diary is digital as well so,if your interest extends that far it's worth 3.36 to download from the Discovery database at the NA. Ref is WO95/1498. Apart from the possibility that someone here knows of William's location on 26.6.1915 you will be able to see from the Diary where he was and what happened. Arthur was engaged on the first day of the Somme at Albert.

Robert and the 6 ELR were at Gallipoli with 38 Brigade of 13 Division. He only arrived in theatre on 1 August 1915 and was killed on the 9th during the Battle of Sari Bair (6-10 August). The War Diary is also digital under WO 95/4302.

Is there a family connection with the eldest,George attesting with 4 Home Service Battalion ELR on 14.10.1914 and then discharged as unfit on 23.11.1914? He is shown as married to Thresa (sic) and living at Crabtree Street,Blackburn.

Some items to check in relation to other brothers:

There is a Frederick K as a Corporal in The Liverpool R 77925 and later Labour Corps 53181,and,

No specific hit for Charles K,but a lot of Charles !

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These men are my great uncles. There was a brother in law also- Thomas Bottomley. Let me know if you are still looking for this info

Thomas Bottomley married Nanny Lowther in April 1909, Blackburn.The couple had 2 children, Sarah and Robert

Thomas died of wounds in Mesopotamia on 8th March 1917

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Robert d. 9 aug 1915 Gallipoli, 11422 6th ELR

George d. 1941 2709 4th ELR

William d. 1-6-16 Somme 22125 11th ELR

Arthur d. 1-6-16 Somme 7734 1st ELR

Frederick Knowles d. 1941 77295

Charles Knowles d. 1940 3rd ELR then 18315 Borders

James b. 1898 1502? 6th bn Manchester??

Henry b. 1908?

I am not 100 % sure of the info for James but as best I can find Frederick and Charles are correct, but am sure on Robert, George, William and Arthur. I have Parents wives, sisters, addresses etc if required.

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James A Lowther Private 1502 / Acting Corporal 250110 Manchester Regiment. First to France 05.05.15.

Died 03.02.19 (from MIC) Not on SDGW or CWGC.

Born 1st September 1895 (from Ancestry family tree). Aged 15 in 1911 census.

Henry Lowther. Birth 08.07.1907 Blackburn. Age 3 in 1911 census. Death September 1969 Blackburn.

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