Lieutenant Edward Lowry Tottenham

Regiment: North Lancashire Regiment
Panel reference: Panel 27.
Date published: 28/07/1916
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 09/04/1916
Age at death: 21
Cemetery: Basra Memorial, Basra, Iraq
Information: Lieutenant Edward Lowry Tottenham, North Lancashire Regiment, was the eldest son of Mr. L.C.L. Tottenham, of The Grange, Moy, Co. Tyrone. He was educated at St. Bee's School, Cumberland, and entered the Royal Veterinary College, Edinburgh, in 1914. He belonged to both School and College O.T.C., and on the outbreak of the war he volunteered for service. He was joined to the Lowland Division at Stirling and was subsequently given a commission in the Loyal North Lancashires. He was transport officer for some time and then joined the 6th Batt. in Egypt. He served in the battles of 5th and 6th April when the 13th Division captured the Turkish positions in Mesopotamia, and at the repulse at Sanna-y-Hat on 9th April was reported missing and subsequently reported killed on that day.