F. J. Lowles
Service no. 49765
Private, Northamptonshire Regiment, 6th Battalion
Born in Stockwell; enlisted in Camberwell
Died of wounds on 18 September 1918 aged 19
CWGC: “Son of Mr. and Mrs. George William Lowles, of 4 Edithna Street, Stockwell, London.”
Remembered at Doingt Communal Cemetery Extension, France
National Roll of Honour 1914-1918
LOWLES, F. J., Private, 6th Northamptonshire Regt.
He joined in August 1917, and embarked for France in the following year. He was in action in many parts of the line, and was wounded at Arras, and also at Villers Bretonneux. On recovery he rejoined his unit, and took part in heavy fighting until severely wounded at Peronne. Admitted to hospital he died from his injuries on September 18th, 1918, and was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
“And doubtless he went in splendid company.”
4, Edithna Street, Landor Road, S.W.9.
Information from the censuses
In 1911 Frederick James Lowles, then aged 11, lived in 3 rooms at 4 Edithna Street, Stockwell. His father George William Lowles, 46, was a paper-hanger, born in Tower Hill. His mother, Elizabeth Lowles, 44, was born in Lambeth. The couple had had 5 children (one died). Three lived at home: Frederick, 11; George William, 19, a printer; Henry Charles Lowles, 8. All were born in Lambeth.
Ten years previously, the Lowles family was living at the same address. The census included Bessie Lowles, 6.