LOOMES, William George
(Service number 6/2194)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Eversley, Fairlie
Occupation Wool Scourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Charles Loomes (father), Eversley, Fairlie, NZ; Mrs Rose Loomes (mother), Fairlei, NZ
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 5th Reinforcements, NZEF; Canterbury Infantry Battalion; 25th Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
Date 13 June 1915; 26 April 1917
Transport Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima; Turakina
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt (24 July - 6 August 1915); Plymouth, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 12 October 1917 Age
Place of Death Ypres, Belgium
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Memorial Reference N.Z. Apse, Panel 2.
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Fairlie Primary School War Memorial; Fairlie War Memorial

Biographical Notes

William Loomes was the son of Rose Loomes, of Fairlie, South Canterbury, New Zealand, and the late Charles Loomes.  It is understood William returned to NZ on furlough prior to returning to the front in 1917 (To be verified)


Cenotaph database (accessed 15 June 2013)

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