John Taylor LOMAX
Rank: Private
Number: 265787
Unit: 15th Battalion CHESHIRE Regiment
Date of Death: 28 March 1918
Age: 21
Cemetery: Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France

In early 1896, Job Lomax married Ruth Taylor at St John the Evangelist Church, Failsworth. They were both aged about 24. By the following year, when John was born, the family was living in Levenshulme and was still there in about 1900 when their younger son, George, was born.

By the time of the 1901 Census, Ruth and her sons was living in Llandrillo, Denbighshire, where she kept a lodging house. Job was still living in Failsworth where he earned a living as a foreman shirt cutter. By the time of the Great War, the family had moved to the Stockport area and were all living together at 163 Cheadle Old Road.

John's service number indicates he was conscripted into the army after 1 January 1917 (when six-digit numbers came into use) and that his original unit was the local Territorial Battalion - the 6th Cheshires. It is not known when he would have been transferred to the 15th Battalion. He was killed during a massive enemy attack described here.

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