Malvern College First World War Casualty

Air Mechanic 1 Sidney Evan Lowsley

Photo of Sidney Evan Lowsley
House and time at Malvern: No 2, 1893 - 1896.

Regiment: H. M. S. President.
Died: 27 September 1917 aged 38 in United Kingdom. Died in England while training.
Cemetery: Harrogate Harlow Hill H 190

Son of Dr. O. Lowsley, Eldon Square, Reading, b. 1879.
Ill—Upper IV. Shooting VIII.
Professional Associate, Surveyors' Institution; Deputy Borough Engineer and Surveyor, Harrogate. Great War, Draughtsman R.N.A.S - H.M.S. "President." .
Died of illness contracted on service.

'After leaving school he took a special course of training as a Surveyor, and served his articles with the Borough Engineer at Wolverhampton. For fifteen years he was in the Harrogate Borough Engineer's Department, after being in the City Engineer's Office at Westminster and the Borough Engineer's Office at Lewisham. In July 1917 he joined the R.N.A.S. as a draughtsman. Whilst undergoing two months' training he contracted double pneumonia and pleurisy, and died on Sept. 27th. He was a prominent member of his Masonic Lodge, and in 1917 was the Principal of the Royal Arch Masons. His career at School was not marked by any outstanding incidents. He took a keen interest in rifle-shooting, and gained considerable distinction in this. He was an agreeable companion and a good friend, and was always ready to do what he could for the interests of his House and School.' (Malvernian, Jun 1918).