Lowe, Samuel Rankin

Regimental Number: 77489
Rank: Private
Branch: 15th Battalion

Samuel was born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island on November 15, 1885. He came west in 1906 on a harvest excursion and stayed to work in lumber camps through the winter. In November of 1914 Samuel enlisted in the Canadian army. He served in France and Belgium and on January 1, 1916, he was buried in a dugout at Messines. This experience caused a hernia. After being discharged, Samuel went to Montreal. Here he met Lily Catherine James and they were married on July 14, 1919. Their honeymoon was the train journey back to Lake Saskatoon. The Lowe family moved to Grande Prairie in 1936, and to Edmonton in 1950. Samuel died on March 23, 1954.

Sources: Lake Saskatoon Reflections p. 172; HT April 1, 1954