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Reginald Lowen

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Reginald AWMM
  • Surname
    Lowen AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    RNZN 1789 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    18 September 1923 AWMM GoreSouthland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 1 October 1939 AWMM Auskery Street, Palmerston, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Ernest John Lowen (father), Auskery Street, Palmerston, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 15 October 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Oct 1939 AWMM
    Age 16 AWMM
    Van driver/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 7.5 inches AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Sallow AWMM
    • Distinguishing marks, Unknown Period AWMM
      2.5 inch scar left side lower abdomen from an operation AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fresh AWMM
    • Other, Unknown Period AWMM
      Hernia scar left side AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Marie, Father of Tony

    Son of Ernest John and Winifred Kate Lowen, of Palmerston, Otago

    Enlisted as a boy in 1939 and started service 1941

    Reg Lowen was the first New Zealand naval person to qualify as a torpedo anti-submarine instructor after the amalgamation of the Torpedo Branch and the ASDIC Branch to become the Underwater Weapons Department

    Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 2009 AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    2 June 2013 AWMM
    Age 89 AWMM
    HillsboroughHillsborough AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • We miss you. With lots of love always.
    Tony, Cazna and Family
    Public - Anthony - Child - 25 April 2018

Sources

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25 April 2018AnthonyAuckland New ZealandChild