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  • Photograph of William Lowe is courtesy of the Sherwood Foresters Regiment roll of honour website.
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Westwood, Nottinghamshire
William Lowe was born in 1890 at Westwood and was the son of Samuel a bricklayers labourer and Elizabeth Ann Lowe née Clarke , of New Westwood, Jacksdale, Nottingham. His father Samuel was born in 1853 in Beeston and his mother Elizabeth Ann Clarke was born in 1863 in Westwood. They were married in 1885 their marriage was recorded in the Basford Registration District, they went on to have 7 children, sadly one was to die in infancy their surviving children were all born in Westwood and were Christopher b1886, Samuel b1889, William b1890, Florence b1893, Emma b1900 and Harry b1902. In the 1911 census the family are shown living at New Westwood, Jacksdale, Nottinghamshire and are shown as Samuel 58 yrs a bricklayers labourer, he is living with his wife Elizabeth Ann 48 yrs and their children, Christopher 25 yrs a coal miner, Samuel 22 yrs a coal miner, William 21 yrs a coal miner Florence 18 yrs helping at home, Emma 11 yrs a scholar and Harry 9 yrs a scholar.
William was a coal miner, then he was a Police constable, Nottinghamshire Constabulary he served at Hucknall
23 Jun 1916
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Sergeant
17th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Sergeant William Lowe enlisted at Hucknall and served with the 17th battalion, Sherwood Foresters Regiment. He was killed in the trenches near Givenchy. He is buried in Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue (grave ref III.H.10).
The deaths of two Nottinghamshire County Police officers was reported to the local authority on 15th July 1916 and published in the Nottingham Daily Express on 17th July 1916 :- The deaths of two Nottinghamshire County Police officers was reported to the local authority on 15th July 1916. “TWO NOTTS. POLICEMEN SOLDIERS FALL. “It was reported at a meeting of the Notts. Standing Joint Committee held at Nottingham Shire Hall on Saturday, [15th July 1916] Sir Ernest Paget presiding, that two more policemen-soldiers had been killed in action. The men are Company-Sergeant-Major Reginald Anstey, of the Nottingham headquarters, and Sergeant William Lowe, of the Hucknall station, both single men and of the Sherwood Foresters.” Above article is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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  • Photograph of William Lowe is courtesy of the Sherwood Foresters Regiment roll of honour website.
    William Lowe - Photograph of William Lowe is courtesy of the Sherwood Foresters Regiment roll of honour website.