LOWE, James Pte. 15660

James Lowe

James Lowe

James Lowe was born c1896 and lived at 20 Lord Street in Chorley. A single man, he worked as a Collier at Blainscough Colliery and attended St. James’ Church.

James was wounded during the attack at Serre on the 1st July 1916 and moved Second Lieutenant Lett to the safety of a shell hole in No Man’s Land. Sometime later James Lowe’s mother received a letter from Lt. Lett’s father thanking her son, it read:

I am writing on behalf of my son, Lt. A R C Lett, East Lancs, to express to you his grateful thanks for and appreciation of your son’s gallantry in helping him to safety after receiving machine gun wounds on 1st July. My son hopes when he has recovered to have the pleasure in thanking him in person.

James Lowe was wounded again in 1917 when the Pals were in front line trenches in the Arleux sector, north-east of Arras. He succumbed to his wounds at a Casualty Clearing Station behind the lines on the 21st October; he is buried at Duisans British Cemetery, near the village of Etrun.

James Lowe’s uncle, Corporal T. Cornwell also served in the Chorley Pals.