Lowe, John Francis “Jack”

Regimental Number: 887389
Rank: Private
Branch: 46th Battalion; 188th Battalion

Jack was born in London, England on October 10, 1896. He was living in Hazel Dell, Saskatchewan at the time of his enlistment in the Canadian Army in January of 1916. On May 5, 1917 at Vimy Ridge, Jack received gunshot wounds to his right leg and arm. In October of that year, he again received gunshot wounds to his right leg while fighting at Passchendaele. Jack was wounded a final time at Cambrai in October of 1918, receiving gunshot wounds to his right arm. In 1926, Jack married Lily Deighton. Around 1929, he filed on NW 15-80-12-W6; he and Lily came up to the homestead in June of 1930. They lived on the homestead until the late 1950s, at which time they moved to Dawson Creek. Jack died in Dawson Creek on January 15, 1978 and was buried in the Bonanza Cemetery.

Sources: Homesteaders’ Heritage p. 252-254