INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL WITH PERAK CLASP TO LIEUT. A.H.O.P. LOWE, H.M.S. THISTLE

*** RESERVED *** India General Service Medal with Perak clasp to Lieut. A.H.O.P. Lowe, R.N., H.M.S. "Thistle". One of 4 Commissioned Officers to this ship for the campaign.
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Lieutenant A.H.O.P. Lowe took part in the naval brigade capture of Passir Sala: "On news of the murderous outrage against the British Resident, Mr J.W.W. Birch, reaching Singapore, H.M. gunboats Thistle and Fly were despatched to Perak. Commander Francis Stirling of Thistle proceed to arm six native boats using every available men from his ship and those serving aboard Fly, in all making a Naval Brigade of 85 men. The 2nd of these boats, armed with a 12-pounder howitzer, was placed under the command of Lieutenant A.H.O.P. Lowe with eight men. This force took part in the attack and capture of Passir Sala, and Lowe afterwards took part in the operations against the Malays in the Sungsi U'jong and Sri Menanti territory from 1875-76."

Arthur Hill Ommanney Peter Lowe was born on 9 May 1849 and joined the Royal Navy on 9 Sep 1862 as a Naval Cadet, trained aboard H.M.S. Britannia. Advanced to Midshipman in May 1864, Sub. Lieutenant in Nov 1868, Lowe was commissioned Lieutenant on 30 Dec 1872. Lowe was ppointed First Lieutanant aboard H.M.S. Thistle from 1 Dec 1874 to 31 Dec 1878 and retired with the rank of Commander on 5 July 1883, dying on 17 Apr 1910.