The Lockwood-Edler-Wood Family

Heroes of War

 

Family members highlighted on this page are those who gave their lives so that others may live in freedom. Details and locations are courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

 

Casualty Details

Name:

HOBBS, AUGUSTUS

Initials:

A

Nationality:

United Kingdom

Rank:

Private

Regiment:

Royal Fusiliers

Unit Text:

11th Bn.

Date of Death:

14/07/1916

Service No:

8137

Casualty Type:

Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference:

Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.

Cemetery:

THIEPVAL MEMORIAL        

Augustus Hobbs was a casualty of what came to be known as The Battle of the Somme. His name is one of 72,103 identified officers and men commemorated by the Thiepval Memorial


CWGC  Certificate in Memory of Private Augustus Hobbs

On 14 July 1916, the 11th Royal Fusiliers were in support during the 54th Brigade, 18th (Eastern) Division's attack on Trones Wood. Private Augustus Hobbs was one of two men killed in this action. His fellow comrade was Pte James Rogerson.

 

The incident is recorded in "The Royal Fusiliers in the Great War", by H C O'Neill, published by the Naval and Military Press

 

                                       Trones Wood

Casualty Details

Name: WOOD, EDWARD
Initials: E
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: South Staffordshire Regiment
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 16/07/1944
Service No: 4926411
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XIII. E. 11.
Cemetery: ST. MANVIEU WAR CEMETERY, CHEUX        

 

Edward Wood was a casualty of the Allied offensive that followed the June 1944 Normandy Landings.  He is one of 1,627 Commonwealth soldiers to be buried at St Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux, France.


CWGC  Certificate in Memory of Private Edward Wood

 

  Edward Wood

The Battle of Normandy, that began with the beach landings on 6 June 1944, continued until late August. An estimated 250,000 Allied troops lost their lives that summer.

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Edward Wood, seated, 4th from left bottom row, with members of  the South Staffordshire Regiment

Casualty Details

Name: CATTON, GEORGE
Initials:  
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: Essex Yeomanry
Age: 21
Date of Death: 31/07/1916
Service No: 2482
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 1 A
Cemetery: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL      
Additional  Information: Son of Emily Lockwood (formerly Catton) and of J. R. Lockwood (Stepfather), of 2, Gardener's Rd., Roman Rd., Victoria Park, London.     

 

George Catton was a casualty of what came to be known as The Battle of the Somme. His name is one of 72,103 identified officers and men commemorated by the Thiepval Memorial


CWGC  Certificate in Memory of Private George Catton