Eric Lomax Bio

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Eric Lomax was one of the great British Army officers, Who has sacrificed his life for the nation.  He was a brave person who did not think about his life, but he thought about everyone’s life and made the UK a better place to live.According to the information from the past, he was single and he died single. There is no such information about his affairs and his girlfriend in the past days. He lived a long life, he was 93years old when he died.

Who is Eric Lomax?

Eric Lomax was a British Army officer. He was one of the brave Army among all. In 1942, he was sent to a  Japanese prisoner-of-war camp. He is known for a book named  The Railway Man, which won the NCR Book Award and the PEN/Ackerley Prize.

Eric Lomax’s Early life, Childhood, and Education

Eric Lomax was born on 30 May 1919, in  Scotland, UK. He studied at  Royal High School, Edinburgh. When he was 16, he left his school and joined and entering a civil service competition. H e became a sorting clerk and telegraphist in Edinburgh on 8 April 1936. He was promoted to the clerical class on 10 March 1937. Beside this, there is no such information regarding his early life and about his educational history.

Eric Lomax’s Career, Salary, Net Worth

Eric Lomax started as a  British Army officer. He was one of the active and one of the best army officer of his time. At the age of 19, he joined the Royal Corps of Signals before World War II broke out. On 28 December 1940, he was promoted, to the second lieutenant. His service number was 165340. ON 1942, February he was captured by the Japanese following the surrender of Singapore.

He was forcefully taken to  Kanchanaburi, Thailand. In Thailand, he was forced to build the Burma Railway. He and five British soldiers were torched by  Kempeitai. He was then transferred to Outram Road Prison in Singapore for the remainder of the war. In 1949, he was awarded as  Efficiency Medal. He was also granted as the honorary rank of captain.In 1949, he retired from the British army. He joined  Colonial Service and was posted to the Gold Coast. After that, he worked for Scottish Gas Board and Strathclyde University. He retired in 1982. According to the data, he was the first patient of  Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture.

Eric Lomax’s  Rumors and Controversy

There was a rumor that ‘He had effectively encountered the lottery of death among the chain passes on the Burma-Siam Railway’. Presently things were much more dreadful. Blamed for being a spy, he had been left to the benevolent actions of the Japanese armed force’s mystery police.

Eric Lomax Death

He died in  Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland on 8 October 2012.

 

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