August 10, 2016|

Admiral Sir Robert Swinburne Lowry, KCB

Robert Swinburne Lowry, son of Lieutenant General Robert William Lowry, was born 4 March 1854.  He was educated at the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth.  As a Midshipman, he was one of three men in HMS Invincible to be awarded the Royal Humane Society Bronze award for saving life off the coast of Gibraltar. Lowry was made a lieutenant in the Royal Navy in 1875 and promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1896.

On the occasion of the King’s birthday, Lowry was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Second Class, or Knight Commander, in the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (K.C.B.) on 3 June, 1913.

Lowry had moved to Wickham by 1911, living at Wickham Lodge with his wife Dame Helena Macgregor Lowry and their daughter Violet.  He retired at his own request on 19 August 1917.  He died in 1920 and was buried on the 2 June in St Nicholas Churchyard.  Dame Helena, his wife, continued to live at Wickham Lodge until her death on 28 Dec 1948.  She is buried with her husband.

Read more about Admiral Sir Robert Swinburne Lowry and his career.

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