Craftsman Joseph Lowrie

Craftsman Joseph Lowrie, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. He was killed in action in Italy, aged 37, on the 20th July 1944. He had been born in Mordington, Berwickshire and was the son of Mary and the late Andrew Lowrie of Selkirk and the husband of Agnes Lowrie of “Clairvale”, Paxton, Berwickshire. He had been employed as a gardener at Clifton Park, Linton, Jedburgh before becoming Chaffeur to Colonel Home of Bassendean House, Westruther, Berwickshire. He had served in North Africa before going to Italy where he was attached in June 1943, as part of a Light Aid Detachment, to the Lothian and Border Horse which was an armoured Regiment.  He fell whilst his Unit was assisting the Lothians to cross the River Arno and came under heavy artillery fire from the Germans on the opposite bank. He is buried in Assissi War Cemetery, Italy where his Headstone is inscribed ” He Died That We Might Live”

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