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  •  Photo showing commonwealth war grave headstone marking the grave of Dennis Lockwood  in Worksop Priory Cemetery  Photo taken by Peter Gillings
Person Details
Worksop, Notts
John Dennis Lockwood was Worksop born who made his living as a tailor. In 1878 he married Mary Ann Barrowcliffe and they lived at 100 Eastgate, Worksop, with Mary’s widower father. They had 2 children, Dennis in 1882 and William in 1887. Mary died in Worksop in 1889 age 32. Four years later in 1891, Dennis senior married for a second time to Susan Bowles in Worksop, living at 4 Potter Street. They went on to have 4 children by 1901, Ernest, Arthur, Gertrude and Harold. The eldest of Dennis’s children, from his first marriage had moved from the family home, now 81 Cheapside, and had joined the army. On the 29th of October 1908 he married a Worksop girl, Leonora Allen at Carbrook,in Sheffield. In 1911, when Dennis was serving time on the reserve, the couple were living at Phoenix Chambers, South Parade, Leeds and had had a daughter who they named Lucy Leonora who had been born in 1909. In 1912, Dennis rejoined the army.
25 Sep 1920
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2750786 - CWGC Website
47823
Private
Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry)
Dennis Lockwood was attested at Sheffield on the 15 Aug 1900, joining the 17th Lancers of the line for 7 years with 5 on reserve. He was age 19. He saw service in the South African war from 5 Sept 1901 to 15 April 1902 where he was awarded the Queens South African campaign medal. Soon after returning home, he was transferred to the 21st Lancers and on the 1st April 1904 he extended his service to 8 years. He was recorded as on ‘reserve’ from 15 Aug 1908 until 5 Aug 1914. He was mobilised in August 1914 and was on active service from 27 Aug 1914 to 29 June 1915, being gassed in May 1915 and was returned home on the 30th June 1915. He continued in the army being transferred first to the Labour Corps and secondly to the Royal Defence Corps 63rd company, number 90513. It was from this regiment that he was eventually discharged being awarded his silver war badge number 478460, on 22nd May 1919. His discharge was for no longer fit for war service due to general paralysis of insane (authors note:- a neuropsychiatric disorder affecting the brain and central nervous system) and was pensioned of at 27/6 per week. His home address at that time was Phoenix Chambers, South Parade, Leeds, (his wife’s abode) but after his death on 25 Sept 1920, he was buried where his parents resided and his home birthplace in Worksop old cemetery.
CWG additional information:- Son of John Dennis Lockwood; husband of Leonora Lockwood, of 13, East Parade, Leeds. Born at Worksop. Served in the South African Campaign. Buried in Worksop old Cemetery behind Worksop Priory Church. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  •  Photo showing commonwealth war grave headstone marking the grave of Dennis Lockwood  in Worksop Priory Cemetery  Photo taken by Peter Gillings
    Dennis Lockwood - headstone - Photo showing commonwealth war grave headstone marking the grave of Dennis Lockwood in Worksop Priory Cemetery Photo taken by Peter Gillings