The military cross was awarded to Warrant Officers and junior Commissioned Officers for gallant and distinguished services in action.
Sidney Lowry was born in Stevenage in 1888. He left his career in the London Stock Exchange to enlist in the Territorial Army in August 1914, and arrived in France at the end of January 1915.
Sidney was awarded the Military Cross on 4th June 1917, just four days before his 29th birthday. We do not have the details of the actions that merited this award. Sidney was amongst those killed in action at St Julien on 31st July 1917. His body was never recovered. He is remembered on the Menin gate, Ypres, and on a memorial tablet at St Nicholas’ Church, Stevenage.