Irwin S. Lowe

Company C 22nd Infantry

DOD 08/15/1900



Irwin S. Lowe was born in Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia on May 5, 1879.

He enlisted for a period of 3 years as a Private in Company C of the 22nd Infantry on June 26, 1899
at Wheeling, West Virginia. His enlistment record indicated that he stood 6 feet 2 inches tall, had light brown hair,
blue eyes and a fair complexion. His previous occupation was listed as Farmer.

He is recorded in the Monthly Returns of the 22nd Infantry as being sick in the 3rd Brigade Hospital
at San Isidro on February 27, 1900.

From April 26 to May 2, 1900 he was guarding a bridge near Santa Rosa with three other
members of his Company.

On June 19, 1900 Lowe was recorded as being sick in the 4th District Hospital at San Isidro.

Private Lowe died of acute dysentery in the 4th District Hospital at San Isidro,
Island of Luzon, Philippines on August 15, 1900.

Below is his listing in a report of deaths in Company C in the Philippines,
prepared by the Company Commander, Captain Henry G. Lyon:



Note that Captain Lyon has spelled Private Lowe's first name as Erwin.

Document courtesy of Matthew Westfall, author of The Devil's Causeway




Irwin S. Lowe was buried in the military cemetery at San Isidro, Island of Luzon.
His body was returned to the United States on March 29, 1901 aboard the transport Logan
and he was re-interred in West Virginia.



Beeler Station Cemetery
Marshall County
West Virginia, USA



Grave marker for Iwrin S. Lowe

The inscription reads:





AUG. 15, 1900

Aged 21 Years

Photo by Cheryl Behrend
from the Find A Grave website






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