LOWE, NATHAN EDWIN 300939 L/Cpl 1/8th Battalion 126th Bde 42nd Division

THE MANCHESTER REGIMENT

Born Leyland  Enlisted Manchester  Living Stockport

Killed in Action  France / Flanders  6th November 1918

Ref: ’Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919’. Part 59.

Nathan E. Lowe’s name does not appear on any Leyland war memorial. Nor has a report of his death been found in any local newspaper.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Nathan E. Lowe is buried in the

HARGNIES COMMUNAL CEMETERY, NORD, FRANCE

Grave location:  In the north-east part. No next-of-kin information.

Hargnies is a village some 30 km from Valenciennes. The village is south of the N49 road between Valenciennes and Maubeuge, 9 km west-south-west of Maubeuge.

Note 1: Nathan Edwin Lowe was killed in action just five days before the end of the war. From his place of burial it would seem that the 1/8th Manchesters were fighting close to the Belgian/French border close to Maubeuge and some 20 km south of Mons.

Note 2: The 1/8th Battalion was also known as the ‘Ardwick Battalion.’

Note 3:  In the ‘Soldiers Died’ heading, ‘Bde’ = Brigade.

Lowe, Nathan Edwin. WE Waring 2005