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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 02/08/1896 Myrtleford, Australia. d. 15/12/1945 Myrtleford, Australia.

 

He was 22 years old, and a sergeant in the 21st Battalion, (Victoria), Australian Imperial Force during the First World War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.

 

VC ACTION

 

On 1 September 1918 at Mont St. Quentin, France, an attacking party was held up by a strong-point manned by 12 machine guns. Sergeant Lowerson took seven men and, attacking the flanks of the post, rushed the strongpoint and captured it, together with the 12 guns and 50 prisoners. He was severely wounded in the right thigh, but refused to leave the front line until the position had been consolidated.

 

LOCATION OF MEDAL: AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL, CANBERRA, AUST.

BURIAL PLACE: MYRTLEFORD CEMETERY, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA.

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Albert David "Alby"

Lowerson VC

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Clyde Street, Myrtleford

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Lowerson Memorial Square, Myrtleford

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Courtesy of Memorials to Valour

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14th December 1918

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Springvale Botanical Cemetery Memorial

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