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, Mr. Bill Barry. At one time, he managed this website as well as authoring several books. He also authored 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

Surname, Name     #    Rank    Regiment                        Death Date

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

Surname, Name        #      Rank     Regiment       Death Date

   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:

Surname, 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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