Oswald Lomas was born around 1895 in Little Warford, the son of Frederick and his wife Elizabeth. He attested at age 20 in 1915, and gives his address as Hawthorn View, Lindow End, and his occupation as Farm Labourer.
His regimental number on his Service record is given as 042162 and he became part of the Army Service Corps.
On the 14th November 1915, he travelled from Liverpool on the SS Olympic, to Mudros Greece, then on to Salonica to take part in the Gallipolli Campaign. This was a British and French attempt to secure a sea route to Russia through the Dardanelles. This was not successful, and an amphibious landing was launched on the Gallipolli peninsula to capture Constantinople, modern day Istanbul.
After eight months of heavy fighting and numerous casualties,the attempt was abandoned and the remainder of the force evacuated.
He was awarded the 1914-15 Star for service in France or Flanders between 23 November 1914 and 31 December 1915, or for service in any theatre between 5 August 1914 and 31 December 1915.
He was awarded the British War Medal for serving in a theatre of war, or rendered service overseas between 5 August 1914 and 11 November 1918.
He was awarded the Victory Medal for service in any operational theatre between 5 August 1914 and 11 November 1918. It was issued to individuals who received the 1914 and 1914-15 Stars and to most individuals who were issued the British War Medal
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