First 50 Heroes – John Lowe
John Lowe was born in 1893 in Whitwick. He lived at Kings Villas Oxford street. He was in Coalville Scout Troop He worked at South Leicestershire Colliery and as an engine driver at Whitwick Colliery. He was severely affected by shellshock during the war and survived. He was created by children from Swannington Primary School.
The Coalville Heroes series celebrates the first fifty volunteers from the Coalville area to take part in the Great War of 1914-18. Most enrolled in August 1914 and left for training on October 30th 1914. They trained at High Tor in Charnwood and Loughborough, then traveled to Southampton to take the steamer to France. Of the 50 volunteer soldiers, 22 returned. Each geocache commemorating a true volunteer soldier.
This cache was placed by thewildwestons with thanks to First50.
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