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Sudan 1898 death - war casualty or not?

 
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FortyTwa



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:46 pm    Post subject: Sudan 1898 death - war casualty or not? Reply with quote

Don't know enough about Sudan to decide whether this lad on a family stone in Lintrathen churchyard is war dead or not. Date fits with the period immediately preceding Kitchener's final advance on Omdurman and I can't think of any other reason for young Abram to have been out there at that time.

Your thoughts would be welcome...

Abram Milne Lowson died at Darmali Soudan (sic) 26th July 1898 aged 22 years

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ADP



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

See http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/warmemscot-ftopic1644.html

The death of Private A Lowson of the Seaforth Highlanders is mentioned in WO28/366 of The National Archives (15-31 July 1898).
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/displaycataloguedetails.asp?CATID=5728722&CATLN=6&accessmethod=5

The following webpage includes Lance-Corporal Lowson: http://www.angelfire.com/mp/memorials/nile98.htm

And http://www.archive.org/stream/egyptiansoudani01sworgoog#page/n415/mode/1up (source of above webpage)

Soudan was (is?) the French spelling of Sudan.

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Adam Brown



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some Seaforths who died in the Sudan in 1898 were also commemorated here:

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=1645

Pte. Lowson isn't one of them but it's probably worth pointing out in this thread anyway.

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Adam
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