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Roy Douglas Loomis

In memory of:

Private Roy Douglas Loomis

November 6, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

237404

Age:

35

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

3rd Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

December 25, 1881
Toronto, Ontario

Enlistment:

April 4, 1916
Toronto, Ontario

Husband of Blanche Loomis of Toronto.

Commemorated on Page 277 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

XIV. J. 24.

Location:

Tyne Cot Cemetery is located 9 Km north east of Ieper town centre on the Tynecotstraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332). The cemetery itself lies 700 meters along the Tynecotstraat on the right hand side of the road. Tyne Cot or Tyne Cottage was the name given by the Northumberland Fusiliers to a barn which stood near the level crossing on the Passchendaele-Broodseinde road. Three of these blockhouses still stand in the cemetery; the largest, which was captured on 4 October 1917 by the 3rd Australian Division, was chosen as the site for the Cross of Sacrifice by King George V during his pilgrimage to the cemeteries of the Western Front in Belgium and France in 1922. The Tyne Cot Cemetery is now the resting-place of nearly 12,000 soldiers of the Commonwealth Forces, the largest number of burials of any Commonwealth cemetery of either world war.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Grave Marker– Tyne Cot Cemetery - April 2017 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cross of Sacrifice– Tyne Cot Cemetery - April 2017 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Tyne Cot Cemetery– April 2017 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of ROY DOUGLAS LOOMIS– In memory of the employees of the T. Eaton Company that went to war and did not come home.  Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram November 1917. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Toronto Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Newspaper Clipping (2)
  • Eaton's Memorial Plaque
  • Toronto's Old City Hall– The 204th (Beavers) Memorial plaque is located inside the  Toronto's Old City 
Hall. Front of the Hall is the city¿s cenotaph.
  • Commemorative Plaque– WWI Memorial Plaque for the 204th (Beavers) Battalion located in Old City 
Hall, Queen St., Toronto, Ontario.
  • Grave Marker– This photo of Pte Loomis's gravemarker at a Belgium cemetery was taken by Mr. Aurel Sercu of The Diggers in March 2003.

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