Sydney Evan Lowsley

Lowsley was an Air Mechanic serving with the Royal Navy at HMS President.

Born on 3 May 1879 at Reading, Berkshire, he attended Malvern College in House 2 from 1893 to 1896. He was in the Shooting VIII

According to his military records he was 5 feet 9 inches tall with brown hair, brown eyes and a fresh complexion.

After leaving school he took a special course of training as a Surveyor, and served his articles with the Borough Engineer at Wolverhampton. For fifteen years he was in the Harrogate Borough Engineer’s Department, after being in the City Engineer’s Office at Westminster and the Borough Engineer’s Office at Lewisham. In July 1917 he joined the RNAS as a draughtsman.

Whilst undergoing two months’ training he contracted double pneumonia and pleurisy, and died on 27 September 1917 in Norwood Cottage Hospital.

His next of kin at the time of his death was his wife, Marion Lowsley (nee Wilson) of 7 Royal Crescent, Leeds Road, Harrogate, Yorkshire.

He was initiated into Harrogate and Claro Lodge No 1001 in 1904. He also joined the Royal Arch.

The Malvernian recalls him as “an agreeable companion and a good friend, and was always ready to do what he could for the interests of his House and School.”