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John Charles Lockwood was born in 1895 at Finsbury Park Middlesex He was one of seven children born to William (a railway worker) and Mary Lockwood. Around 1899, the family had moved to Gunby, Lincolnshire, where William worked as a shunter living at 4 Station Cottages. By 1901, the family had made another move. This time to Ranskill, Nottinghamshire, where William was employed as a railway porter. Missing from the family home was 15 year old John Charles who was employed as a cowman on a farm, lodging in the same village. By 1909, John Charles was in Worksop as he is recorded as marrying Laura Hammond, (a native of Worksop) in the April/June quarter of 1909. A child was born to them the same year in Worksop who they named Lily. Two years later, John, Laura and Lily were living in Mansfield under the roof of a maternal uncle where John was now working as a coal miner. In 1912 the couple had a second child, born in Mansfield, a boy who they named Christopher. John Charles Lockwood joined the Army like so many other men. He is recorded as initially joining the Notts and Derby Regiment (number 23363) at Mansfield but later he was transferred to the 1st Battalion of the Lancashire Fusiliers.He was killed in action at the Somme and is buried in a grave in Hamel Military Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel which states he was the husband of Laura Lockwood, of 4, Radford Place, Mansfield.
14 Jul 1916
598532 - CWGC Website
1st Bn Lancashire Fusiliers
Formerly Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
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