Ernest LOWE
Rank: Private
Number: 16141
Unit: 12th Battalion CHESHIRE Regiment
Date of Death: 18/19 September 1918
Age: 18
Cemetery: Doiran Military Cemetery, Greece

Ernest was born in the parish of St Matthew's C of E Church, Stockport, the son of Samuel and Annie. The family home was at 50 Gladwell Street.

Eighteen is the normal age at which soldiers went on active overseas duty, but Ernest's service number suggests that he enlisted as early as September 1914, when he was only 14. Unless there is an error, then he must have lied about his age and been of very mature appearance. He was killed during the battle of Doiran described here.

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