Friday, 8 August 2014

Thomas Lockwood 1879-1916

1891 Map of Hoylandswaine showing Hill Top (from Old Maps)
1879 Hoylandswaine

Son of:
William Lockwood b.1837 Hoylandswaine d.Q2 1893

married at Barnsley Registration District on Q3 1857 (9c 149)
Ellen Lockwood (maiden name Stenton) b.1841 Hemingfield d.**

1911: Hoylandswaine aged 70 years
Position in family: The 11th of 12 children (one died before 1911)
1. Walter b.1858 bap.7 Nov 1858 Silkstone
2. John Arthur b.1860

3. Lewis b.1862
4. Frederick William b.1864
5. George Henry b.1866 bap.13 Dec 1867 Silkstone
6. ??
7. Philip b.1869
8. Lucy b.1871
9. William b.1874
10.Jonathan b.1877
11. Thomas b.1879 WW1 KILLED
12. Albert b.1881

Home address, age and occupation:
1881: Hill Top, Hoylandswaine aged 2 years

1891: Hill Top Cottage, Hoylandswaine, aged 12 years, Scholar
1901: Hill Top, Hoylandswain, aged 22, Coal Hewer
1911: Hoylandswaine, aged 32, Coal Miner Hewer

Marriage: Thomas was unmarried

Military Service:
Enlisted: 1914 from the reserve at the age of 35 years
Regiment and Battalion:    2nd Battalion Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (KOYLI)
Service number and rank:  Private 7358
Awards: Distinguished Conduct Medal, Victory, British War Medal, 1914 Star and Clasp, Medal of St. George 4th Class

Death:     9 February 1916 aged 37 years
Buried at: Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension, France
Grave Reference: C 23

Information from Commonwealth War Graves Commission:

Son of William and Ellen Lockwood of Hoylandswain, Penistone, Yorks.


Hoylandswaine St. John's, Thomas Lockwood Memorial Plaque 
Hoylandswaine War Memorial, Barnsley Road, Hoylandswaine
Wombwell War Memorial, St Mary's, Wombwell  

Citation for DCM: "For conspicuous gallantry on several occasions. He has continually volunteered for any dangerous enterprise and has on more than one occasion been behind enemy lines." (30 June 1915)

His Medal of St George is cited in the London Gazette on 25 August 1915 but no details of what the medal was awarded for are given.

Barnsley Chronicle 5 August 1916
(thanks to Barnsley Archives)

His next of kin on his CWGC headstone record is listed as Mr W Lockwood, Guyder Bottom, Hoylandswaine.

This piece from the Barnsley Chronicle from 5 August 1916 describes the unveiling of the Memorial Plaque in the church at Hoylandswaine.

"Private Lockwood was on the reserve list when war broke out, and rejoined his regiment in August 1914, going out to France in the early days of the fighting.  He took part in the memorable battle for Hill 60, and received the D.C.M. during the fighting near Ypres, when he paid several visits to the enemy's trenches in the night, and brought back valuable information."

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