John Lowe (1884–1952)


Derbyshire Yeomanry 1740 2/1st Battalion

Photo courtesy Michael Butler

John Lowe in WW1

John was born in Whatstandwell in 1884, the son of Robert and Maria Lowe. Before the war in 1910 he married Susan Margaret Cupit and lived at Somercotes where he worked for miller and baker J.A. Taylor. He joined the Army, at Somercotes, in February 1914, aged twenty-eight. He was discharged in July 1916 under the Military Services Act 1916. This could possibly be through ill health or “as a member of the regular or reserve forces or of the Territorial Force who are liable for foreign service or who are, in the opinion of the Army Council, not suitable for foreign service”.

Army Pension Record
He attested 17/02/14 at Somercotes, aged 28 years 7 month; a married carter for J A Taylor. His height was 5ft 10½in and next of kin his mother Mrs M Lowe of King Street Alfreton. He was born at Crich.
17/02/14 Attested
05/08/14 Embodied
08/05/15 Attached Home Service
24/05/16 Transferred from Home Service
13/07/16 Discharged; coming under M.S.A./ 1916 (Military Services Act / 1916)


1891: Whatstandwell

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Robert Lowe Head 33 Horse driver Tansley
Maria Lowe wife 39   Ashleyhay
James Lowe son 10 Scholar Wirksworth
John Lowe son 6 Scholar Whatstandwell

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1901: Thurlow Booth, Whatstandwell

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Mrs Lowe Head (wdw) 49 Housemaid Ashleyhay
John Lowe son 16 Stone mason app Whatstandwell
Annie Lowe daughter 26   Wirksworth
Elsie Lowe daughter 8   Whatstandwell
Ada Lowe g.daughter 8   Whatstandwell
Samuel Lowe g.son 5   Whatstandwell
Mary M Lowe g.daughter 5   Thurlow Booth
Gertrude Lowe g.dau 2   Thurlow Booth

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1911: Thurlow Booth, Whatstandwell

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
John Lowe Head 27 General labourer for baker & miller Whatstandwell
Susan Margaret Lowe wife 19   South Wingfield
Margaret Lowe daughter 5 month   Alfreton

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1939 Register: Reservoir Cottage, Mansfiel Road, Sutton in Ashfield
John Lowe b.1 June 1884 ; horseman on farm, heavy work
Susan Margaret Lowe b.26 July 1891
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