ARCHIBALD FREDERICK JAMES LOCKHART

 

Born: 1877, Dunstable, Bedfordshire.

Died: 2nd March 1916; age 39; Died of Wounds – No. 24 General Hospital, Etaples.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 12th August 1915 – France.

 

Rank: Sapper; Service Number: 4922

Regiment: Royal Engineers, 12th Field Coy.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.

 

Grave Reference:

VI.D.23.

Etaples Military Cemetery,

Pas de Calais,

France.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Mrs E. Lockhart, of Caroline Court, 1058, Nelson Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

 

CENSUS

 

1881   212, Herbert Road, Birmingham, Warwickshire.

 

Archibald was 4 years old and living with his parents & sisters.

Frederick William Lockhart, 30, a Grocer’s manager, born Dunstable, Bedfordshire.

Emily Gertrude Lockhart (nee Davies), born Kingston, Herefordshire.

Lilian May Lockhart, 2, born Dunstable.

Hilda Maud Lockhart, 4 months, born Birmingham, Warwickshire – died 1886, Birmingahm.

 

1891   21, Rope Walk, Ipswich.

 

Archibald was 14 years old, an Errand Boy. He was living with his parents & sister.

Frederick, 39, a Milkman.

Emily, 31.

Kathleen Elsie Lockhart, 6, born Birmingham.

 

1901   Sheerness Garrison Point Fort, Sheerness, Isle of Sheppey, Kent.

 

Archibald was 23 years old, a Soldier ranked Sapper in the Royal Engineers.

 

1911   Bombay Section, 3rd Sappers & Miners, Butcher Island, Bombay, India.

 

Archibald was 34 years old, a Soldier ranked Sapper in the Royal Engineers. Occupation – Carpenter.

 

Archibald’s father, Frederick William Lockhart died 1908, Ipswich.

 

In 1914, Ipswich, Archibald married (Nellie) Ellen Smye, born 1889, North Queensferry, Fife, Scotland.

They had 1 son:

Alexander Smye Lockhart, born December 1914, North Queensferry, Fife, Scotland.

Archibald became a step father to Nellie’s son Frederick Smye, born 1910, North Queensferry, Fife, Scotland. Frederick adopted the surname Lockhart.

 

On the 26th August 1920, 31 year old Ellen Lockhart, 9 year old Frederick Lockhart, 5 year old Alexander Lockhart, and Ellen’s 57 year old widowed mother, Jane Smye (nee Adamson) arrived at the Port of Quebec, Canada. They had departed from the Port of Liverpool, on board S.S. ‘Metagama,’ and sailed 3rd Class. The British Government had paid for their passage. Ellen had possession of £10 on her person. The Lockhart/Smye family were protestant and intended to make Canada their home, and would be destined to the home of Ellen’s sister, Mrs. Hutchinson, of Caroline Court, 1058, Nelson Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Another sister, Mrs. McKay, of Battery Road, North Queensferry, Scotland, was Ellen’s next of kin.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Nellie Lockhart – widow.

 

Archibald is also remembered on the war memorials at North Queensferry and Inverkeithing, Fife, Scotland.

 

Royal Engineers, 12th Field Coy:

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