A Study Of An Old British Family

In Wartime

Poppies in France

Since Confederation, Canadians have served in military actions around the world for the cause of peace and freedom. More than 116,000 Canadians have given their lives in the wars of the past century and their final resting places are located in some 75 countries.

Saskatchewan War Memorial Websites:

Saskatchewan Virtual War Memorial  -  Special reference is made to the monumental work of Saskatchewan author, the late Mr. Bill Barry. At one time, he managed this website as well as authoring several books; most notably a book entitled "Age Shall Not Weary Them".

Canadian War memorial Websites:

Worldwide website for war memorials in Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

Library and Archives Canada

Major General Frederick Loomis, DSO

Lomas/Lomax Canadian Service Records (WWI and WII)

-courtesy of Veterans Affairs Canada

Name		#	Rank	Regiment		  Death

Lomas, Ernest   669253 Private  Cdn Infantry (Central Ont)  Nov 6, 1917

Lomas, Henry   228050 Private  Cdn Infantry (Central Ont)  Aug 15, 1917

Lomas, Hector   645340 Private  Cdn Infantry (W Ont Regiment) May 6, 1917

Lomas, Cliff   J/15019 Pilot Officer  RCAF, 419 Squadron  Jan 16, 1942

*Lomas, Fred  K/24159 Gunner  Royal Cdn Artillery (5 Anti-Tank)  Aug 19, 1944

Lomas, Allan  R69552/J/15284 Act Squadron Ldr  RCAF-405 Sqd  June 28, 1973

Lomax, Abraham  785110 Private  Princess Pat's Cdn Lt Infantry  April 9, 1917

Lomax, Cyril  25603 Private  Cdn Infantry (Quebec Reg, 14 Bn.)  May 21, 1915

Lomax, Frank   669759 Private  Cdn Infantry (Central Ont)  Aug 9, 1918

Lomax, Fred  B/1 Private  South Sask Regiment R.C.I.C. 17789  March 1, 1947

Lomax, George  809132 Private  Cdn Infantry (Alberta Reg 31 Bn.)  Aug 24, 1917

Lomax, Gladys   W/2285 Private  Cdn Women's Army Corps   June 15, 1943

Lomax, Harry  A/4141 Lance Corp  Cdn Infantry (Central Ont 3 Bn.)  Apr 12, 1917

Lomax, Henry   R/65665 Flight Sgt.   RCAF            Nov 24, 1946

Lomax, John  809182 Private  Cdn Infantry (Alberta Reg. 31 Bn.)  Apr 10, 1917

Lomax, John   89443 Officer Cadet  RCAF Station Centralia  July 27, 1965

Lomax, Pierce  73378 Private  Cdn Infantry (Sask Reg 28 Bn.)   June 6, 1916

*Frederick S. Lomas of Lloydminster, Sk was KIA and is buried at Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery at Calvados, France. Frederick was the son of Samuel Henry Lomas who homesteaded northeast of Lloydminster, SK. His memory is honoured at the World War II Canadian Services Commemorative at the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly grounds south on Albert St. in the City of Regina, SK.

The Canadian National War Memorial in Ottawa.

www.ssnerissa.com- The only troopship to loose Canadian troops en route to England in WW II- Torpedoed by a German U Boat, the S.S. Nerissa went down April 30th, 1941 off the coast of Donegal, Ireland. On the passenger list of civilian casualties was a Lomas Family - a Joseph Edgar Lomas with his wife Elizabeth and their 3 children: Terence, Joan and Margaret.

Major General Frederick O. Loomis, DSO, is one of the highest decorated Canadians who served in WWI. He served with the 13th Battalion Royal Highlanders of Canada in all the major campaigns of the European Theatre: Ypres, The Somme, Vimy Ridge and Passchendale Ridge. He passed away in 1937.

Acting Squadron Leader Allan Kenneth Lomas, CD., C.M.,
Royal Canadian Air Force - Service No. R/69552/ J15284 (1916 -1973)

British War Memorial Websites

Godley, Cheshire War Memorial
Pte. Joseph Lomas is honoured.

Chapel-en-le-Frith War Memorial

Name               #        Rank  Regiment        Death 

Lomas, Joseph     200626    Pte.  Bedfordshire    July 27, 1917

Born and resided at Clophill.

Commemorated: Jerusalem Memorial, Israel. Ref. Panel 17   - (Courtesy of Clophill War Memorial)

Lomas, Joseph     3/7859          Norfolk         July 25,1916

Born at Coventry, Warwick - (Courtesy of Ancestry.com, Military Records)

Lomas, John  15014 L/Corporal Royal Warwickshire July 23, 1916

at Somme, France. He is honoured at the Thiepval Memorial in Somme as well as the Chasetown Memorial in Chasetown.- (Courtesy of Burntwood Family History Group in Stafford)

American War memorial Websites:

American Battle Monuments Commission

American Service Records of WWI and WWII:

Name # Rank Reg Birth  Death    Buried

Lomas, William  0-243197 LTJG            12-22-43 East Coast Cty

Lomas, Jack              Sgt    03-18-21 01-28-78 Corozal Cemetary

Indexes from American Civil War records are also available online.
For example, records from North Carolina indicate:

Lomas, L. 48th Regiment, NC Infantry

Lomax, Ira NC 1ST Artillery Regiment I

Lomax, John 48th Regiment, NC Infantry G

Lomax, L. 48th Regiment, NC Infantry

Lomax, N. W. NC 21st Regiment Infantry A

Lomax, Pinkney A. 54th Regiment, NC Infantry A

Lomax, Pinkney 39th regiment, NC infantry B

Lomax, W. C. 35th regiment, NC Infantry I

Lomax, W. C. 35th regiment, NC Infantry I

Lomax, W. M. N. NC 21st Regiment Infantry A

Lomax, W. N. NC 21st Regiment Infantry A

Lomax, W. N. NC 21st Regiment Infantry A

Lomax, William N. NC 21st Regiment Infantry A

Records are also available from several other states such as Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia.
 - Courtesy www.researchonline.net

Let us not forget Technical Sergeant Johnie Lomas, casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Air Force, TSGT Lomas served America until January 21st, 1969 in Gia Dinh, South Vietnam. He was 37 years old and was married. Johnie died from an undetermined explosion. His body was recovered. Johnie was born on March 8th, 1931 in Kansas City, Missouri. TSGT Lomas is on panel 34W, line 050 of the Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served America for 18 years.

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