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Captain Lowe

Postby raven316 » 04 Mar 2016 01:48

Hi

I have a Purdey 50 Cal Double Barrel rifle and I wrote the manufacturer and they gave me this information

Serial No: 5914
Built: 1860
For: Captain Lowe
Type ‘D’ quality
Barrel Length: 29”

I have some indication that he was in the 1st Bn 12th Regiment in New Zealand. Any help will be appreciated.
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Re: Captain Lowe

Postby colsjt65 » 05 Mar 2016 00:37

Hi
I am afraid that no Captain Lowe served in NZ, in the 1-12th, or any other regiment. No Captain Lowe in either battalion of the 12th Regt. listed in Hart's 1861.
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Re: Captain Lowe

Postby mike snook » 05 Mar 2016 11:53

Close match/near miss(?): Henry Macgregor Lowry might conceivably be your man. He was a 12th Regiment man and earned a NZ 60-61 medal. He was a lieutenant in the bracket covered by the medal. Hart's 1879, 250-1, n8. He also appears for the 12th in Hart's 1860. So he was regimental...whether he was on the staff, with the regiment or with auxiliary troops in the field I couldn't say. If he was in any decent sized scraps it would normally be specified, but in this instance there is mention only of the medal.

Might be.

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Re: Captain Lowe

Postby colsjt65 » 05 Mar 2016 12:48

Yes, Lowry was with the 1-12th in NZ from 1861-67.
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Re: Captain Lowe

Postby raven316 » 06 Jun 2016 00:53

colsjt65 wrote:Yes, Lowry was with the 1-12th in NZ from 1861-67.

I'm sorry for the long delay, I thought I had registered to get notification but I guess I didn't. I got the information I posted from Purdey in London. Do you have any tips on how I might do further research on Captain Lowe?
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