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Carl Lowther

Date of Birth

1 November 1880


Borough Road College


Teacher in Manchester

Service number


WW1 rank

Second Lieutenant

11th Manchester Regiment

Date of death

16 August 1917

Location of death

Steenbeck (Ypres)


Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium (Grave/Memorial reference: Panel 120 to 124 and 162 and 162A and 163A)


Second Lieutenant Carl Lowther attended Borough Road College from 1898-1900. Before coming to the college he was an enthusiastic member of his local ‘Young Peoples' Society of Christian Endeavour’. At the college he did particularly well in the drawing, especially geometry and blackboard. He is listed as being destined to teach at a boarding school in Manchester after leaving Borough Road College. He joined the Manchester Regiment in September 1914 as a private and rose to Company Quarter Master Sergeant before being commissioned. His fellow officers had an uncommonly deep appreciation for him. He was 40 when he was killed by shellfire after leading men in attack for 100 yards in the dark on the Steenbeck. He has no known grave as his body was never found or identified.


Entry on p.85 [Roll of Honour page], Mentioned on Framed Borough Road College Roll of Honour, Borough Road College 1897 applications, 1901 Annual Report, Secondary source information provided by Douglas Craik (taken from Commonwealth War Graves Commission), The O.B.’s War Hum and Roll of Service (1918, 4th Edition)