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Discussion in 'Military Service Records & Genealogical Research' started by Kelsey91, Oct 12, 2016.

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  1. Kelsey91

    Kelsey91 New Member

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    Hello,


    I hope someone can help me with finding a British soldier. When the war was over in Holland, my grandads father received a coat and a 1 gulden paper from this soldier with his name and numbers. Many years later my grandad would like to give the coat and '1 gulden' back to him or his family.
    On regular sites i can't find nothing with his name or number so i hope someone here can help us a little bit further. Excuses for the bad English.

    Name soldier : Lomas
    Number : 7879696
    5in R.I.D.G B.L.A
    March 1945

    There are 2 other names on it but its difficult to read after all those years. View attachment 25039
     

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  2. Owen

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    Number shows he originally enlisted into the RTR.
    Royal Tank Regiment 7868001 - 7891868

    5 RIDG = 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards

    Might be worth contacting the Tank Museum.
    http://www.tankmuseum.org/home
     
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  3. keni010

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    You will very likely find him and his family on thegenealogost.co.uk by typing in Lomas as the surname with an approximate date of birth of 1925, plus or minus 5 years, he will be there somewhere if born in England. The problem is finding him from all of the names you get..... It will give you many matches but also can give you military records which may help to narrow it down....but...you have to pay for a full subscription for the military records.
    Just looking at births between 1920 and 1930 we get females as well as males. Once the females and those who died are taken out you can probably say that your man is there somewhere, if not you may need to do a plus or minus 5 years on the year 1920 looking at a birth of around 1915. The first page looks like below but also may include those who have died; You need to go through all of the pages, look at them and think, "he's in there somewhere" and work from there. It's not guaranteed but a good way to start..good luck. My email is focusing22@yahoo.co.uk let me know if I can help in any way, I know how you feel.

    Name: Alfred Lomas

    Name: Paul Lomas
    District: Manchester... County: Lancashire... Year: 1920... Mother's Maiden Name: Abbott... Quarter: 4... Volume: 8d... Page: 421...

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    Name: Elsie M Lomas
    District: Macclesfield... County: Cheshire... Year: 1920... Mother's Maiden Name: Bailey... Quarter: 2... Volume: 8a... Page: 297...

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    Name: Edith Lomas
    District: Leek... County: Staffordshire... Year: 1920... Mother's Maiden Name: Bailey... Quarter: 2... Volume: 6b... Page: 645...

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    Name: Harold Lomas
    District: Aston... County: Warwickshire... Year: 1920... Mother's Maiden Name: Baker... Quarter: 4... Volume: 6d... Page: 848...

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    Name: Jack Lomas
    District: Ashton... County: Lancashire... Year: 1920... Mother's Maiden Name: Barnes... Quarter: 1... Volume: 8d... Page: 1231...

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    Name: John C Lomas
    District: Macclesfield... County: Cheshire... Year: 1920... Mother's Maiden Name: Barrow... Quarter: 1... Volume: 8a... Page: 271...

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    Name: John T Lomas
    District: Ecclesall Bierlow... County: Yorkshire West Riding,Yorkshire... Year: 1920...Mother's Maiden Name: Beighton... Quarter: 4... Volume: 9c... Page: 854...

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    Name: Lucy E Lomas
    District: Leigh... County: Lancashire... Year: 1920... Mother's Maiden Name: Bennett... Quarter: 3... Volume: 8c... Page: 503...

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    Name: Ernest A Lomas
    District: Leek... County: Staffordshire... Year: 1920... Mother's Maiden Name: Bennett... Quarter: 3... Volume: 6b... Page: 618...

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    Name: Leah E Lomas
    District: Stratford... County: Warwickshire... Year: 1920... Mother's Maiden Name: Bennett... Quarter: 1... Volume: 6d... Page: 2093...

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    Name: Lily Lomas
    District: Manchester... County: Lancashire... Year: 1920... Mother's Maiden Name: Bevan... Quarter: 4... Volume: 8d... Page: 479...

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    Name: Dorothy Lomas
    District: Macclesfield... County: Cheshire... Year: 1920... Mother's Maiden Name: Blackshaw... Quarter: 1... Volume: 8a... Page: 327...

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    Name: Mary Lomas
    District: Prestwich... County: Lancashire... Year: 1920... Mother's Maiden Name: Bowker... Quarter: 1... Volume: 8d... Page: 982...

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    Name: Arthur Lomas
    District: Burnley... County: Lancashire... Year: 1920... Mother's Maiden Name: Bromley... Quarter: 1... Volume: 8e... Page: 412...

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    Name: Marie Lomas
    District: Chorlton... County: Lancashire... Year: 1920... Mother's Maiden Name: Brooke... Quarter: 3... Volume: 8c... Page: 1253...

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    Name: David Lomas
    District: Ecclesall Bierlow... County: Yorkshire West Riding,Yorkshire... Year: 1920...Mother's Maiden Name: Brown... Quarter: 1... Volume: 9c... Page: 934...

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    Name: Alice Lomas
    District: Hayfield... County: Derbyshire... Year: 1920... Mother's Maiden Name: Brownhill... Quarter: 1... Volume: 7b... Page: 2086...

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    Name: Elsie Lomas
    District: Chorlton... County: Lancashire... Year: 1920... Mother's Maiden Name: Buckley... Quarter: 2... Volume: 8c... Page: 1491...

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    Name: Emmie G A Lomas
    District: Ashton... County: Lancashire... Year: 1920... Mother's Maiden Name: Buckley... Quarter: 3... Volume: 8d... Page: 983...

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    Name: Doris Lomas
    District: Stoke On Trent... County: Staffordshire... Year: 1920... Mother's Maiden Name: Buckley... Quarter: 1... Volume: 6b... Page: 373...

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    Name: May Lomas
    District: Rochdale... County: Lancashire... Year: 1920... Mother's Maiden Name: Burrow... Quarter: 2... Volume: 8e... Page: 101...

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    Name: Thelma Lomas
    District: Bakewell... County: Derbyshire... Year: 1920... Mother's Maiden Name: Buxton... Quarter: 3... Volume: 7b... Page: 1713...

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    Name: Margaret Lomas
    District: Warrington... County: Lancashire... Year: 1920... Mother's Maiden Name: Carrington... Quarter: 1... Volume: 8c... Page: 509...

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    Name: William H Lomas
    District: Wolverhampton... County: Staffordshire... Year: 1920... Mother's Maiden Name: Cartwright... Quarter: 1... Volume: 6b... Page: 1463...

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    Name: Jean Lomas
    District: Barton Upon Irwell... County: Lancashire... Year: 1920... Mother's Maiden Name: Chapman... Quarter: 3... Volume: 8c... Page: 1106...
     
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    Hav eyou tried tracking him down via the Skins? The RTR was a big organisation, with many regiments wearing the cap badge, There was only one battalion sized unit in the Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards. It was a family regiment which has strong connections to the old boys. Try contacting the Royal Dragoon Guards Association, or their Old comrades. http://www.rdgmuseum.org.uk/

    Or posting on WW2 talk the sister website to this forum dedicated to the British and Commonwealth forces. http://www.ww2talk.com/index.php?forums/searching-for-someone-military-genealogy.13/
     
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  5. Mutley

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    Looks like C. F. Lomas to me. There's a Charles F. Lomas born 1921, on the 1939 Identification Register at findmypast in the Salford, Lancashire region of England. I wouldn't waste money viewing the record as this may not be him. Need more info to verify. Can't see any family trees on Ancestry with a Charles F. Lomas. Ran both those service numbers through the Casualty Lists but neither returned as wounded or deceased.
     
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    Hello all,


    First i like to say thank you for the effort and searching, i really appreciate it.
    We contacted some museums and got a response today that they try to help. (royal dragoon guard museum)
    I'll keep you informed, thanks again !!!!!!!
     
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