Today, and every day, we remember and honour the Bahamian men and women who have served in armed forces throughout the world, including the Gallant Thirty, the Thompson brothers, and Green Turtle Cay’s own Lewis Lowe.
The ancient Egyptians believed that we die twice — once when our soul leaves our body, and again after the death of the last person to speak our name. They believed that to speak the name of the dead was to make them live again.
I’ve received many kind notes and comments this past week about my Remembrance Day post and I wanted to share a bit more of what I’ve uncovered about Lewis Lowe and his lineage. Speaking his name won’t bring Lewis back, but it can ensure he gets the recognition and respect he deserves for the sacrifices he made.
Lewis Pearson Lowe was born in New Plymouth, Green Turtle Cay on August 28, 1888.
On 29 January 1917, E.H. McKinney, a customs officer based on Green Turtle Cay, wrote a brief letter to the editor of the Nassau Guardian. This week, that letter helped unlock the hundred-year-old mystery of Green Turtle Cay’s own World War 1 hero.