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