James Victor LOWE

James Victor LOWE

Male 1880 - 1945  (65 years)

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  • Name James Victor LOWE 
    Born 4 Feb 1880  Calbourne, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Baptised 14 Aug 1881  Porchfield, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Male 
    Military Service 24 Jan 1898  Portsmouth, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Royal Navy, HMS Victory 
    Military Discharge 7 Nov 1900 
    Military Service 26 Sep 1915  Newport, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military Discharge 23 Jan 1919  Fovant, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 5 Mar 1945  Fareham, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8
    Siblings 11 siblings 
    Notes 
    • Born in Winkle Street, Calbourne

      1881: Age 1, Goosegate, Calbourne

      1891: Age 11, Hawley Cottage, Calbourne

      1898-1900: Possibly served in the Royal Navy (I say possibly because his date of birth is completely wrong). They show he volunteered on 24 Jan 1898 and was on HMS Victory then Medea and HMS Duke of Wellington, he was invalided out on 3 April 1900. He was a Stoker.

      1901: Age 21, Hawley, Calbourne
      Labourer

      1909: Engine driver

      1911 census: Jessamine Cottages, Calbourne
      Reference RG14PN5769 RG78PN263 RD93 SD6 ED3 SN71
      James Lowe Head 30 Married Traction Engine Driver Isle of Wight, Calbourne
      Mary Lowe Wife 25 Married 2 1 1 Dorset, Dorchester
      Victor Lowe Son 6 months Isle of Wight, Calbourne

      James was in the 221st Army Troops Company and was on the Western Front. They were trained at Buxton, Derby (possibly where Hilton Buxton got his name?) to build bridges, when they went to France they were tasked with transporting water to the front. The docs show James made Corporal at discharge. Finished his time in the 447th Field Company.

      Lived at Loverstone (approx 1913/14) and then Lower Rill (1914) (see One Hundred Years Before The Mast) when James, Frederick & Gordon entered Chillerton school. No record of Hilton going to Chillerton School so family must have moved away before this time.

      Worked for Fred Dykes Haulage in Fareham, this was at Fareham Creek. Dykes used to haul gravel and sand from the pits at Hook village near Warsash back to the creek (Bob Lowe)

      1939 Register: 41 Belvoir Close, Fareham, Hampshire
      Ref: RG101/2336B/003/39 Letter Code: EDJH
      James Lowe 03 Feb 1882 Male Locomotive Driver A R P Warden Married 27 1
      Elizabeth M Lowe 12 Sep 1893 Female Unpaid Domestic Duties Married 27 2
      Closed record 27 3

      Died at 41 Belvoir Close, Fareham
    Person ID I204  Baker Family Tree
    Last Modified 18 Jul 2017 

    Father John LOWE,   b. 1846, Brighstone, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Ellen HARDING,   b. 1852, Brighstone, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 26 Sep 1874  Newport, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F157  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Mary (Mary) DOWNTON,   b. 12 Dec 1886, Winterbourne Abbas, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1971, Fareham, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 28 Apr 1909  Calbourne, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10, 11
    Notes 
    • Fathers: John Lowe & Charles Downton
    Children 
    +1. James Victor LOWE,   b. 18 Sep 1910, Calbourne, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 2001, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    +2. Charles John (Fred; Chunky) LOWE,   b. 10 Jan 1912, Calbourne, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1983, Fareham, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +3. Gordon Henry LOWE,   b. 13 Jun 1914, Calbourne, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1985, South Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    +4. Hilton Buxton (George or Shiner) LOWE,   b. 8 Nov 1915, Calbourne, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1973, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    +5. Sylvia Marie LOWE,   b. 10 Nov 1919, Newport, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 2000, Winchester, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Family ID F131  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Feb 1880 - Calbourne, Isle of Wight, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptised - 14 Aug 1881 - Porchfield, Isle of Wight, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - Royal Navy, HMS Victory - 24 Jan 1898 - Portsmouth, Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Apr 1909 - Calbourne, Isle of Wight, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - James Victor LOWE - 18 Sep 1910 - Calbourne, Isle of Wight, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Charles John (Fred; Chunky) LOWE - 10 Jan 1912 - Calbourne, Isle of Wight, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Gordon Henry LOWE - 13 Jun 1914 - Calbourne, Isle of Wight, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - 26 Sep 1915 - Newport, Isle of Wight, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Hilton Buxton (George or Shiner) LOWE - 8 Nov 1915 - Calbourne, Isle of Wight, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Discharge - 23 Jan 1919 - Fovant, Wiltshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sylvia Marie LOWE - 10 Nov 1919 - Newport, Isle of Wight, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Mar 1945 - Fareham, Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
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    James Lowe & Elizabeth Mary Downton
    James Lowe & Elizabeth Mary Downton

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] General Register Office Index, General Register Office.
      Q1/1880 2b 654

    2. [S178] Genes Reunited, (www.genesreunited.co.uk), 6 Jul 2007.
      Bob Lowe - has copy of death certificate which indicates James had middle name Victor, previously unknown.

    3. [S142] IOW FHS Searchable Registered Births Index, Isle Of Wight Family History Society, (http://www.isle-of-wight-fhs.co.uk/bmd_1/births/bmd_b_search.html), 9 Feb 2012.
      1880 LOWE
      James HARDING Calbourne Ca15/E353

    4. [S184] Ancestry.co.uk.
      Name: James Lowe
      Gender: Male
      Birth Date: 4 Feb 1880
      Christening Date: 14 Aug 1881
      Christening Place: Porchfield, Hampshire, England
      Age at Christening: 1
      Father's Name: John Lowe
      Mother's Name: Ellen
      Source Citation: Place: Porchfield, Hampshire, England; Collection: ; Congregational; Date Range: 1861 - 1893; Film Number: 1470956.

    5. [S396] The 1939 National Register, (FindMyPast), 12 Dec 2016.
      1939 Register: 41 Belvoir Close, Fareham, Hampshire
      Ref: RG101/2336B/003/39 Letter Code: EDJH
      James Lowe 03 Feb 1882 Male Locomotive Driver A R P Warden Married 27 1
      Different birthday than what was recorded when he was christened. Which is correct?

    6. [S178] Genes Reunited, (www.genesreunited.co.uk).
      Bob Lowe - believes James died about 1951 when Bob was about 2. Have searched GRO index from 1946 to 1957 but cannot find a suitable death record

    7. [S16] E-mail, 2 May 2008.
      Hi Jon
      I have just found the death cert for James Lowe ( married to Elizabeth Downton ) He died on 5th March 1945 at 41 Belvoir Close Fareham. Hope this is of interest.
      Regards
      Theresa Cole

    8. [S10] General Register Office Index, General Register Office, 4 Feb 2016.
      Name: James Lowe
      Date of Registration: Mar 1945
      Age at Death: 65
      Registration district: Gosport
      Volume: 2b
      Page: 1046

    9. [S85] Edwardian Marriage Fiche.

    10. [S140] IOW FHS Searchable Registered Marriage Index, Isle Of Wight Family History Society, (http://www.isle-of-wight-fhs.co.uk/bmd_1/marriages/bmd_m_search.html), COE10.1/211.
      All Saints, Calbourne

    11. [S21] FreeBMD, (http://www.freebmd.org.uk/), 2b 1241, Jun 1909.
      I Wight