|Service number||2358, V8081|
|Ranks Held||Lance Corporal, Private, Sergeant|
|Birth Place||Australia: Victoria, Myrtleford|
|Death Place||Australia: Victoria, Myrtleford|
|Service||Australian Imperial Force|
|Unit||21st Australian Infantry Battalion|
Biographical information They dared mightily. in 1963
Published in London Gazette in 1918-12-14
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-05-23
Sergeant Albert David Lowerson
Alby Lowerson (1896-945) was born at Myrtleford, Victoria, and had been dredging for gold at Adelong, New South Wales, before enlisting in July 1915. He was wounded at Pozières, where his bravery was noted. He was wounded again at Bullecourt in May 1917.
At Mont St Quentin Lowerson was cited for his "conspicuous bravery and tactical skill". His bold actions included bombing a German strongpoint which was holding up the attack. With a small team he inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy and captured 12 machine-guns and 30 prisoners. Badly wounded in the thigh, he refused to leave his position until the prisoners had been sent to the rear, and the post had been consolidated.
Lowerson was wounded on a fourth occasion in October and finally invalided home. He served again in Australia during the Second World War. After his discharge he returned to Myrtleford, where he died.
Lowerson was awarded the Victoria Cross, service medals for the First and Second World Wars and the King George VI Coronation Medal.