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200684 Sgnt Peter Lowton Manchester Regt


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We are trying to find out about Sergeant Peter Lowton 200684 of The Manchester Regiment 1914 - 1918. The only available info we have is his Medal Rolls Index Card 1914 - 1920.

Victory H/1/104 B30 page 6202

We think, he may have enlisted in the Wigan area, as he lived within 6 miles or so from Wigan.

Any help much appreciated

Brian :thumbsup::thumbsup:

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There are only two men by that name registered in the 1911 census and both were from Leigh, a cock stride from Wigan, one born 1884 Standish the other 1887 Ince. Ralph.

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Brian,

Peter Lowton's number is consistent with the 1st/5th Wigan Territorials renumbering in 1917. http://www.themanchesters.org/re-numbering.htm The Wigan link supports this posting, but the medal roll is the only way see the accurate data. Men were regularly transferred to other Battalions / Regiments and many of my guesses turn out wrong..

For more info. please also try http://www.themanchesters.org/forum/index.php

Hope this helps

Tim

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Brian,

Brother Thomas Lowton 201235 served with 5th Bttn 29/6/15 & 9/1/19 and received a Silver War Badge aged 23.

Elder brother William Lowton 2300 served with 5th Bttn 31/8/14 & 17/5/15 and received a Silver War Badge. He will have been wounded at Gallipoli.

Add James 2297 Ditto Wow!

5th Seems a good bet.

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Blimey guys !! talk about being bombarded with info !! All the same, many, many thanks to you all for your wonderful replies, especially to Tim ( 8055 Bell ) for the brilliant reply, some of which, WE WERE NOT AWARE OF !! We knew there were 7 brothers, but unaware that so many enlisted, we were originally,quite happy to find Peter's info lol.

The family lines have been somewhat extended, for which we are most appreciative , thank you.

ps Thanks Admin for moving the request into 'soldiers' as I wasn't sure where to start. :unsure:

Brian :thumbsup::thumbsup:

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