Lance Corporal Archbold Lockhart

Lance Corporal Archbold W. Lockhart, 1st/7th ( Territorial ) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He was killed in action in France on 14th November 1916, aged 23, during the Battle of the Somme. He was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Lockhart of 112 Pont Street, Hirst, Ashington and was a native of Tweedmouth. He is buried in Warlencourt British Cemetery, Somme, France. He fell in the confused fighting near the infamous Butte De Warlencourt where attack and counterattack for ” Gird” ” Hook ” and ” Snag ” trenches cost the Battalion dear. 4 Officers and 122 Other Ranks were killed and 4 Officers and 101 Other Ranks were wounded. His Headstone is inscribed ” Death Divides Memory Clings”.

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