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JAMES LOMAS

LOMAS, JAMES

RANK:   PRIVATE            SERIAL NO:  23198

UNIT:    2nd BATTALION, OTAGO REGIMENT  

BORN:       09/09/1894  -  HAMPDEN (NOW CALLED TIKOKINO)     

DIED:     19/09/1916        DIED OF WOUNDS        
              
PLACE:    IN THE FIELD, SOMME, FRANCE    

SINGLE:              RELIGION:   CHURCH OF ENGLAND

WIFE:    Mrs Mary LOMAS (née McDOWELL), HASTINGS
    
PARENTS:   Mrs Emma LOMAS (mother), Charles Street, HASTINGS

SIBLINGS:                   

NEXT OF KIN:   Mrs Mary LOMAS (wife), c/- 119 St Aubyn St, HASTINGS
                        
OCCUPATION:  MOTOR DRIVER

EMPLOYER:   JOHN HART

LAST NZ ADDRESS:  HASTINGS 

HEIGHT:   5’ 10½”        WEIGHT:    11st. 3lb.        CHEST:   33”

COMP:   DARK        EYES:   BLUE        HAIR:   BROWN 
    
EDUCATION:    4th EDUCATIONAL STANDARD

GRAVE/MEMORIAL:   HEILLY STATION  CEMETERY,                                                 MERICOURT-L’ABBE, SOMME, FRANCE
    

ENLISTED:       TRENTHAM        DATE:   08/02/1916  

MAIN BODY:                   REINFORCEMENT:   13th          

MILITARY RECORD:
07/02/1916.  POSTED TO ‘A’ COMPANY, 13th REINFORCEMENT, TRENTHAM.
29/05/1916.  DEPARTED WELLINGTON ON HMNZT 85 ‘TOFUA’.
28/07/1916. DISEMBARKED  DEVONPORT, U.K.
12/08/1916.  LEFT  ‘SLING’ CAMP FOR FOR ACTIVE SERVICE.
13/08/1916.  EMBARKED FOR FRANCE.
24/08/1916.  JOINED 2nd BATTALION AND POSTED TO 10th COY, OTAGO REGIMENT.
19/09/1916.  DIED OF WOUNDS, IN THE FIELD, SOMME, FRANCE.

 

AWARDED:    
BRITISH WAR MEDAL.
VICTORY MEDAL.