Memoriam: Private James Lowcock

While researching my family history I discovered Private James Lowcock.

In honor of his memory and service, I am sharing the information I discovered.

Private James Lowcock (DM2)

Birth: research in progress
research in progress

Grave: research in progress

Conflict: World War I

Rank: DM2 (Mechanical Transport Learner)

Service Number: 162555

Unit: Royal Army Service Corp. 101B/111


Driver-Mechanic Private James Lowcock was awarded the King George V Silver British War Medal. I have this medal in my possession after securing it from a collector. Photos below.

Pvt. J Lowcock King George V War MedalPvt. J Lowcock King George V War Medal

He was also awarded the Victory Medal.

Military Service

It’s more than likely that Private Lowcock served in the Royal Army Service Corp. It’s possible, if I read his war medal index card correctly, that Private Lowcock served in the 101st Batallion 111th Regiment.

Research in progress.

Family History

Research in progress.

Jame’s mother is possibly Margaret Hodgkinson (1927 – 2014)

Service Records and Other Photos

Research in progress.


  1. James’ war medal was confirmed thanks to a UK National Archives Search.

Research Notes

There is a different James Arthur Lowcock, b. 25 March 1896. d. Jun 1969 (Burnley Lancashire), that would have made him around 18 at the start of World War I. James was born in the Nelson sub-district. This is not the same James Lowcock, but both James Lowcock’s did serve in World War I.

Lowcock Family History

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