Lowry, Andrew (No. 23767)

Lowry, Andrew


No. 23767, 8th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers

Killed in action on Thursday 19 September 1918 (aged 31)


Doiran Military Cemetery, Greece (Grave III. C. 2)


Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Comber and District War Memorial

Killinchy Presbyterian Church


Andrew Lowry was born on 9 January 1887 in the townland of Lisbane and he was a son of Robert and Elizabeth (Eliza) Lowry (nee Allen) who were married on 2 December 1870 in Strean Presbyterian Church Newtownards.  Robert Lowry from Lisbane was a son of James Lowry, a farmer.  Eliza Allen from Tullynakill was a daughter of John Allen, a farmer.

The Lowry family lived in the townland of Lisbane.

Robert Lowry worked as a farmer and thatcher and he and Eliza had at least ten children:

Jane (born 8 November 1871 in Lisbane)

Martha (born 2 January 1873 in Lisbane)

Elizabeth (born 19 November 1874 in Lisbane)

James (born 4 July 1876 in Lisbane)

Robert Watt (born 17 February 1878 in Lisbane)

John (born 22 December 1879 in Lisbane)

William (born 11 March 1882 in Lisbane)

Margaret (born 7 May 1884 in Lisbane)

Andrew (born 9 January 1887 in Lisbane)

Agnes Douglas (Nannie, born 20 September 1889 in Lisbane)

Before he moved to Scotland Andrew Lowry worked first as an apprentice thatcher with his father and then as a tailor.

Andrew Lowry and Annabella Reid were married on 2 January 1913 in Glasgow and they lived at 139 Hillhouse Street, Springburn, Glasgow.

Andrew Lowry worked as a labourer and he and Annabella had four children:

Robert (born 11 June 1913)

Winnifred (born 26 September 1914)

Lauretta Reid (born 22 December 1915)

Elizabeth (born 25 April 1917)

Andrew Lowry enlisted on 11 December 1915 in Glasgow and it was noted in his attestation papers that he was 5 feet 4¾ inches tall.

Private Andrew Lowry served with the 8th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers and he was 31 when he was killed in action in Greece on 19 September 1918.

Private Andrew Lowry was buried in Doiran Military Cemetery, Greece and he is commemorated on Comber and District War Memorial and in Killinchy Presbyterian Church.