3415/241062 Sergeant Samuel Henry Lomas


An October 1914 recruit from Tideswall

Served in Ireland and arrived in France with the 2/6th Battalion in February 1917. Wounded on 26th September 1917 during 3rd Ypres

3415 Lomas 23415 Lomas Attestation

Samuel re-enlisted into the 2/6th Battalion in October 1914 aged 34. He had previously served 9 years with the 2nd Volunteer Battalion Sherwood Foresters.2-6th NCOs Buxton

Senior NCOs of the 2/6th Battalion at the Empire Hotel in BuxtonLomas RSA medal roll

South African Medal roll recording Samuel Lomas’s entitlementLomas DCM

Citation for the Distinguished Conduct Medal

Cologne Farm 1917Lomas April 19173415 Lomas Casualty

2/6th Battalion War Diary entry recording the attack on QUARRIES and COLOGNE FARM on the 27th April 1917. During the attack Samuel Lomas was wounded and missing. In total the 2/6th Battalion lost 4 Officers and 31 men missing or killed in action.

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1 thought on “3415/241062 Sergeant Samuel Henry Lomas

  1. Nigel Atter

    Lomas’ diary of his service in Ireland is held by the national army museum. It is reproduced in Mick O’Farrell’s, The 1916 Diaries.


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