Nigel Burton Apsley Lowe
Nigel Burton Apsley Lowe was born at Spicer’s Creek near Wellington in 1896. He enlisted in September 1915, two months after his older sister, Elma. He was working as an overseer at the time, presumably living with his mother, May, in Orange.
Nigel was posted to the 20th Battalion and embarked from Sydney in December 1915. In February the following year he was transferred to the 56th Battalion in Zeitoun in Egypt. In June 1916 he was sent to France, where he attended bomb school.
Private Lowe was killed in action on 8 March 1917, the day after his 21st birthday.
Nigel’s sister Elma Constance Apsley Lowe served as a masseuse with the Australian Army Nursing Service.
Wellington Times, 2 April 1917, p. 2.