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He was the son of Frederick Henry and Hannah Lockton. His father predeceased him. Thomas left a wife, Esther, and a son, Fred. They were living at Burnthouse Road, Heanor, at the time of Thomas's death.
23 May 1918
31
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509125
Sutton in Ashfield. Enlisted Mansfield
Private
Labour Corps
297th Reserve Labour Company. Thomas trained at Clipstone and Ripon and died of blood poisoning at Clipstone Camp, Nottinghamshire, on 23 May 1918. He was buried in Heanor Cemetery, Nottinghamshire.
“MILITARY FUNERAL AT HEANOR. “After a short career of about six months' training at Clipstone and Ripon and only a fortnight's illness from blood poisoning, Thos. Henry Lockton, 32 years of age, son the late Fred Lockton, who joined the Notts. and Derbyshire Labour Battalion, died last Thursday [23rd May 1918] at Clipstone Camp, and was given a military funeral last Monday [27th May 1918] at Heanor Cemetery. The cortege left the late residence of the deceased, Burnthouse Road, Heanor, the coffin being draped with the Union Jack, and was borne by the following military from Normanton Barracks, in charge of Sergt. Fisher: Ptes. Sale, Swindell, Tield, Frost, and Stevens. The chief mourners were:— The widow; Fred, son; mother; Mr. and Mrs. Frost, Belper; Mr. Joseph Lockton, Mansfield, uncle; Coun. Percy and Mrs. Lockton, uncle and aunt; Mr. H. W. Lockton, uncle; Mr. and Mrs. H. Heppenstall, Mr. and Mrs. Luther Heppenstall, Mr. James Holland, Mrs. Shaw, aunt; Mr. and Mrs. Garner, Mansfield; Mrs. Galiair, Mansfield; Mrs. Fox, aunt, Ilkeston; Mr. Alfred Fox, cousin, Ilkeston; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Frost, uncle and aunt; Mr. and Mrs James Frost, uncle and aunt; and Messrs. James Musson, Jos. Buxton, Arthur Buxton, and Thomas Buxton, friends. Rev. E. Hilton, Baptist minister, Smalley, was the officiating minister. The “Last Post” was sounded by Bugler H. Foxwell, Derby. There were many beautiful and costly tributes of respect, a special wreath being sent from deceased's friends at Mansfield.” [2] Born at Heanor, he was living at Sutton at the time he enlisted at Mansfield. He was the 32 year-old son of Frederick Henry and Hannah Lockton; husband of Esther Lockton. [1] The Commonwealth War Graves Commission record his name as 'Lochton.' [2] 'Ripley and Heanor News and Ilkeston Division Free Press,' 31st May 1918. Above courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-198.
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