R B Low was the son of General Sir Robert Cunliffe Low. He performed staff duties on a number of occasions and was highly praised for his work. On the Chitral Relief Force in 1895 he was ADC to Major-General K C Low who commanded the force. For his services on that campaign he was awarded the DSO which he received from the Queen.
He also acted as Provost Marshal on the China Expeditionary Force in 1900. He was detached from regimental duty for this, with two other officers, Major Angelo and Capt Beatty. They were present at the actions at Peitsang, Yangtsun and Pekin, and all mentioned in despatches. Major Angelo and Capt Low received brevet promotion.
During the Tirah expedition in 1897 he commanded a detachment that was sent to defend Fort Bara. The fort was reinforced when it was under threat of attack.
He was selected, with two Indian officers to attend the Coronation of George V in London on 22nd June 1911. They were part of the contingent representing the Indian Army.
He commanded the regiment in France during World War I and experienced with them the terrible cold of the trenches at Rue de l'Epinette in December 1914. Many of them suffered frostbite, including Lieut-Col Low who had to be invalided to England.
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