Memoriam: Corporal Edwin Lowcock

While researching my family history I discovered Corporal Edwin Lowcock.

In honor of his memory and service, I am sharing the information I discovered. Edwin’s story is incredible as he served in both World War I and World War II.

In World War I, Edwin Lowcock enlisted at the age of 20 years and 10 months in the AIF.

In World War II, Edwin Lowcock enlisted, at present, additional details are not available.

Birth: 10th September 1894 Werris Creek, NSW, Australia
14th June 1967

Grave: Jilliby, Central Coast, NSW, Australia.

Next of Kin: Amy Sellen (Mother)

Rank: Corporal

Service Number: World War 1 2171; World War 2 N102271


World War I

  • 19th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 3rd Australian Infantry Battalion

World War II

  • service unit details are not yet publicly available, the Australian Government is digitizing them

Conflict: World War I and World War II

Medals / Recognition: Corporal Edwin Lowcock was awarded the Military Medal on the 28th March 1919 for “Bravery in the field”. This is noted in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, No. 36, dated 14th March 1919. Edwin was also awarded the British War Medal. Australia’s honor search places the date as 11th December 1918.

Edwin Lowcock - Commonwealth Gazette

Military Service

Edwin saw service on the Western Front and was wounded 3 times in battle. I have a copy of his full-service record, please contact me if you are related and want a copy.

There is a photo of Edwin as part of a Werris Creek Public School honor roll at the Australian War  Memorial website. There are 22 photographs in the honor roll but the scan is not of high enough quality to identify which photo is of Edwin or to republish here. You can view the Werris Creek Public School World War I honor roll here.

Family History

Corporal Edwin Lowcock was the son of Amy Lowcock. This makes him my 1st Cousin 2x removed. Edwin married Dorothy  Violet Cox in 1920, in Paterson NSW, and had five (5) children. Of note, Edwin and 3 of his children served in World War II.

Corporal Edwin Lowcock Grave

In World War I, Edwin served in the 19th Battalion, another Lowcock, who is a cousin, served in the 19th Battalion in World War II. You can read more here.


Lowcock Family History

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This page is maintained by Joshua Lowcock.

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