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Lowery, J.A., W.Op., 1939

Photo: Dorothy Hall


Durham St. Cuthbert R.C.

In St Cuthert's R.C. Church Old Elvet is a plaque which reads:-The organ was electrified in memory of Alex. Lowery R.A.F. who was killed in a flying accident 21st July 1939. R.I.P.

This organ is on the NPOR register as No.. R00616.

The plaque is now in the entrance lobby.

Lowery - Whinney Hill, Durham killed in air accident 21st July aged 19 years, James Alexander, dear son of Alexander and Ethel Lowery. Reception of cortege at St Cuthbert's Church Tuesday evening 10 o'clock. Interment from residence Wednesday 2 pm Red Hills Cemetery. On whose soul sweet Jesus have mercy.

Aircraftman James Alexander Lowery, a wireless operator was involved in a flying accident in Somerset.

Newcastle Evening Chronicle 22/07/1939 reports crash; 25/07/1939 gives funeral detailsWestern Gazette 28/07/1939 reports inquest

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk