LOWE, Samuel MM

South Staffordshire. 28 June 1917

Samuel Lowe was the son of Mrs Elizabeth Lowe of 14 Harrison's Field, Netherton, Dudley.He enlisted in the Staffordshire Territorials and joined the 1/5th Battalion.. They fought in the costly struggle for the Hohenzollern Redoubt in October 1915 and on the first day of the Somme on the 1st July 1916, when their losses at Gommecourt were huge. He was awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field. In early 1917 the German forces slowly withdrew to the newly built Hindenburg Line. The Staffords were part of an attempt to take advantage of the withdrawal and a strong attack was planned to advance on Lens. It took place on the 28th June but was unsuccessful. Losses were again high and included Lance Sergeant Samuel Lowe. He was 26 years of age and is commemorated on the Arras and Dudley Memorials.

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Dudley Clock Tower

Dudley Clock Tower

Town Hall, Priory Street, Dudley

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