Born: 1873, Wacton, Norfolk.

Baptised: 11th May 1873, at Wacton Church, Norfolk. Parents: Mary Ann & Joseph Lowry, a Farmer.

Died: 29th December 1899; age: 26; Died of Dysentery, at Ladysmith, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

Residence: Kirkley, Suffolk.


Rank: Private; Service Record: 4479.

Regiment: 19th Hussars (Princess of Wales’s Own), Natal Field Force.


Clasp Awarded: Defence of Ladysmith.




1881   56, Crown Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk.


Edward was 8 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Joseph Lowry, 50, a General Labourer & Royal Artillery Pensioner, born Dromore, County of Down, Ireland.

Mary Ann Lowry (nee Wade), 38, born Long Stratton, Norfolk.

Annie Mary Lowry, 12, born Salisbury, Wiltshire – died 1894, Kirkley, Suffolk.

Lilian Eliza Lowry, 11, born Leckhampton, Gloucestershire.

Alfred Joseph Andrew Lowry, 9, born Leckhampton, Gloucestershire.

Ada Jane Lowry, 3, born Lowestoft.

Henrietta Elizabeth Lowry, 1, born Lowestoft.


1891   78, Lorne Park Road, Kirkley, Suffolk.


Edward was 18 years old, a Fish Market Labourer. He was living with his parents & sisters.

Joseph, 60, a Railway Plate Labourer.

Mary, 48.

Henrietta, 9.

Aileen Nancy Lowry, 9, born Lowestoft.

Kathleen Daisy Lowry, 4, born Lowestoft.


Edward’s father, Joseph Lowry died August 1893, at Kirkley, Suffolk.


Edward is remembered on the headstone of his father, Joseph Lowry, and sister Annie Mary Lowry, at Kirkley Cemetery, Suffolk.

The Boer War.

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