Lance Corporal A. Lockhart

Lance Corporal A.W.Lockhart, 1st/7th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He was killed in action in France on 14th November 1916, aged 23, during the latter stages of the Battle of the Somme. He was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Lockhart of 112 Pont Street, Hirst, Ashington and is buried in Warlencourt British Cemetery, Somme, France. He was a native of Berwick. He fell in the attack on strong German positions in” Gird Trench” and” Hook Sap “.Under heavy artillery and machine gun fire and with hand to hand fighting some of the objectives were taken. Casualties were as usual heavy. 2 Officers and 19 Other Ranks were killed and 4 Officers and 101 Other Ranks were wounded. In addition 2 Officers and 103 Other Ranks were posted missing.

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