33629 Private Robert Lockwood,

10th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

Born Church, Lancashire, enlisted Burnley, Lancashire, whilst living at Hapton, Lancashire.

Killed in action, France/Flanders, 4 November 1918.

Reported in the Burnley Express of 7 December 1918: -

HAPTON MAN PRESUMED KILLED.

Mrs Lockwood of 10, Wood Street, Hapton, received the following letter from Captain A.W. Grath on Monday: -" Dear Madam, - It is with the deepest regret, I have to inform you that your husband Private Robert Lockwood, 33629, 10th Lancashire Fusiliers, was reported missing on April 4th (sic), and is now presumed to have been killed on that date. Since your husband was reported missing I have made every effort to inquiry and tried to trace him, and did not write you before because I trusted that each day would bring some news of him. Your husband was last seen alive at about 5.30 am, before we went forward to attack a village, and the Bosches were shelling us heavily at this time. He was platoon runner and always did his work so well and cheerfully, that, I had decided to promote him to my own headquarters. May I express the hope that you will find some consolation in the knowledge that your husband died whilst fighting for his King and country".
Private Lockwood enlisted in May 1916, and after training at Whitechurch, was transferred to France in December 1916. He was badly wounded in the back in June 1917, and was sent to Newcastle Hospital. His brother Private Walter Lockwood has just received his discharge, whilst Private Albert Lockwood, another brother, was killed in France in December 1914.

A photograph of Robert Lockwood was published with the above report.

235268 Private Walter Lockwood, Suffolk Regiment, brother of the above was wounded on three occasions during the war, the ones that caused him to be discharged are reported in a letter to Mr. And Mrs. Blades of 54, Manchester Road, Hapton, published in the Burnley Express, as follows - "You will be surprised to hear that I have been knocked out for the third time, and I am in the Barry Road Hospital, Northampton, suffering from wounds in my left arm and right leg, by explosive bullets. I am doing well".
Walter Lockwood had been a weaver with the Hapton Manufacturing Company.

Commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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