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Tracing Your Roots To Gallipoli

Remembering some of the Bolton men who lost their lives in the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915

Harry Lomax

Harry LomaxBolton Journal and Guardian 19 November 1915

A Lone Pine Hero

Mr. and Mrs. Lomax, of 4, Birmingham-st., Bolton, have received intimation of the death, about August 6th in Gallipoli, of their second son, Private Harry Lomax, of the 2nd Battalion, Australian Force. Deceased, who was 30 years of age, and unmarried, was educated at St. Matthew’s School and the Secondary School, Bolton, and was employed for a time as a postman before emigrating to New Zealand in 1909. Later he went to Sydney, Australia, and worked at the Gas Works. He enlisted in the Australian Forces for foreign service on May 4th, and met his death in the heroic fighting at Lone Pine. His last letter was dated August 4th, and the sudden stoppage of communications led his friends to fear the worst. When in Bolton, deceased was connected with St. George’s Church and Sunday School, and his brother, Robert Lomax, is in the R.A.M.C.

Harry was the son of Robert Lomax b.1851, a textile machine fitter, and Elizabeth Lomax née Smith b.1851.

Harry first appeared on the 1891 Census living at 13 Prosperous Street, Bolton with his parents and siblings James b.1879, Mary Ellen b.1881 and Bertha b.1888.

In 1901 the family were living at 4 Birmingham Street, Bolton along with 2 additional children: Bessie b.1893 and Robert b.1896. Harry was employed as an assistant postman.

The family were still living at 4 Birmingham Street in 1911 although Harry had departed for Australia at that point.

Harry's medical examination on enlisting recorded his height as 5' 6 1/2" and weighing 130 lbs with a dark complexion, brown eyes and dark hair.

 

Name Lomax, Harry
Rank Private
Number 2164
Unit 2nd Bn
Australian Imperial Force
Born Bolton, Lancashire 1885
Enlisted Liverpool, NSW, Australia
3 May 1915
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
Between 6-9 August 1915
Age 30
Grave or Memorial Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
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Australian Imperial Force