Private Andrew Lowrie

Private Andrew Lowrie, 5th Battalion, Black Watch. ( possibly ). He was killed in action in France, aged 27, on the 11th June 1944 during the fighting in Normandy. He had been born in Roxburgh and was the son of Thomas and Mary Lowrie of New Cottages, Roxburgh and the husband of Elizabeth Lowrie of Roxburgh whom hew had married in Hawick in 1941. Before the War he had been employed as an electrical engineer in Edinburgh and as a member of the Territorial Army he was mobilised in September 1939. His Battalion landed in Normandy on 6th June 1944 and he fell during the fierce fighting for the village of Breville. ( 4 Officers were killed and 5 wounded during this action ). He is buried in Hermanville War Cemetery, Calvados, Normandy, France where his Headstone is inscribed ” Thy Will Be Done”. The Battalion was part of the 51st ( Highland ) Division and the photos show Scots troops in Normandy.

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