Robert Lockwood (c.1899-1918)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

LOCKWOOD, ROBERT. Ordinary Seaman. No J/87974. Royal Navy. HM Motor Launch No 247. Son of Benjamin B. and Ada L. Lockwood, Whitewalls, Austenley, Holmfirth. Attended Holmbridge Church Sunday School. Employed at Digley Mills and on his father's farm. Enlisted May 1918. "On the evening of the 29.9.1918 the launch upon which Robert was engaged was observed making for shelter near St. Ives, Cornwall. Owing to a sudden change in the wind she was driven off course. Every effort was made and continued until after darkness had set in to help those on board but owing to the heavy seas and the rocky character of the coast these efforts were not of much assistance and apart from one Officer all the crew were drowned." Has no known grave. Commemorated PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- Holme and Holmbridge War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

  • Ordinary Seaman ROBERT LOCKWOOD
  • regiment: Royal Navy
  • died: Sunday, September 29, 1918
  • age: 19 years
  • record ID: 3046379