LOWES Richard Thomas 38291

LEST WE FORGET

Corporal Richard Thomas LOWES

Service No: 38291
Born: Kalgoorlie WA, 20 October 1914
Enlisted in the RAAF: 27 March 1941
Unit: No. 85 Squadron, Guildford WA
Died: Illness, Wooroloo WA, 14 November 1944, Aged 30 Years
Buried: Fremantle Cemetery WA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Joseph William and Annie Elizabeth May Lowes, of Norseman.
Roll of Honour: Perth WA
Remembered: Panel 104, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

Having his place of death recorded as Wooroloo, it is likely that Corporal Lowes may have died from Tuberculosis (TB) or associated complications.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
Metropolitan Cemeteries Board (Perth) On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/25/244

Bibliography:

Mitchell, A. (Alan) The Flying Inventor: the autobiography of an RAAF ground engineer, inventor and later pilot, Alan Mitchell, Woodlands WA, 2000