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Walter Albert Lowy

Born:
1892
Died:
26 Elul 5678 (03 September 1918)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
LOW5827
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
1892
Place of birth:
London

Death

Date of death:
26 Elul 5678 (03 September 1918)
Died in combat?:
Yes
Place of death:
Greece
Cause of death:
Died of wounds
Burial place:
Karasouli Military Cemetery

Places

Addresses

Family Home:
8 St John's Wood Park, London (1911)

Schools

Name:
Wellington College
Name:
Balliol College, Oxford

Synagogues

Name:
West London Synagogue
Name:
Oxford Synagogue
Name:
Berkeley Street Synagogue
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The Fallen

Captain Walter Lowy, twice wounded in the East, has died of his wounds. With him a gallant soldier and a charming personality has passed away. The son of Mr and Mrs. Lionel Lowy, valued members of my synagogue and grandson of the late Rev. Dr. A. Lowy, its venerated minister, he reaped abundantly of the fruits of his spiritual heritage. He was a fine, cultured lad and a true-hearted Israelite, and his sweet disposition and winning manners made him a general favourite. Had he been spared, he would have done great things for his religion and his race. His parents have many fellow-mourners and their sympathy will assuredly help to close the deep wound which his loss had dealt to the hearts that loved him best - From M.J.
Preaching at Berkeley Street Synagogue last Sabbath on a passage from the weekly portion: "He is the Rock whose work is perfect, for all his ways are justice: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he." The Rev Isidore Harris said: "We are accustomed to recite these words on the Jewish burial-ground. When with lacertated feelings the Israelites takes a last farewell of his beloved death, he thus gives pious expression to the faith to which he holds fast. The familiar phrase makes its special appeal to some of us today who are mourning the death of a youthful congrefant, fallen among the heroes of war. Captain Walter Albert Lowy, who has died from wounds sustained on the Salonika front, was a youth of unusual promise. Had his life been spared, he would have proved a great asset to the Community and to the synagoge where he worshipped on every available opportunity. He was one of my pupils, for whom I cherished a particular affection. I remember that , on the occasion of my last visit to the Oxford Cogregation, we spent the Sabbath together, and we conversed long and eagerly on Jewish matters, in which he displayed an extraordinary interest. I looked to him as one who, in the future, would carry on the traditions of him family and become one of the most faithful supporters of our Synagogue. "The Rock whose work is perfect" has willed it otherwise and we must not complain. Our dear friend has fallen fighting in a noble cause which, sooner or later, will be crowned with complete victory and the sacrifice of even so previous a life will not have been made for naught. To his sorrowing parents we offer the expression of our heartfelt synpathy. We, as a congregation, share their loss. May the faith they have consistently practiced uphold them in this dark hour adn bring them the comfort for which the religious heart never cries in vain!

Family

Siblings

Frank Lionel Lowy (male)
Hilda Benedita Lowy (female)

Parents

Father: Lionel Lowy (male)
Mother: Ruth Piza (female)

Homefront

Military Record

Military service:
Army
Date discharged/death:
03 September 1918
Rank at discharge/death:
Captain
Assignments
Regiment:
Hampshire Regiment
Battalion/unit:
10th
Posting:
Salonika
Campaigns:
Retreat from Varder Valley
Capture of Roche Noire Salient

Roll of Honour

W. A. LOWY, 03 September 1918

Commonwealth Graves Commission

Rank:
Captain
Date of Death:
03/09/1918
Age:
26
Regiment / service:
10th Bn., Hampshire Regiment
Cemetery:
Karasouli Military Cemetery
Grave reference:
C. 613.
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