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Henry LOCKETT

Regimental number3400
Place of birthChicago, Illinois, USA
SchoolCouncil School, England
Age on arrival in Australia21
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTraveller
AddressNellaville, Hartington Street, Kew, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 5.5"
Weight119 lbs
Next of kinMrs E Lockett, Nellaville, Hartington Street, Kew, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for enlistment on account of chest measurement)
Enlistment date27 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France
Age at death25
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 19), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
170
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Albert and Esther LOCKETT; husband of Eleanor LOCKETT, 'Berwyn', Belford Avenue, East Kew, Victoria. Native of Manchester, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

TRansferred to 59th Bn, 26 March 1916; taken on strength, Ferry Post, 3 April 1916.

Transferred to 60th Bn, 4 April 1916.

Promoted Corporal, 24 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 1620309: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills. 10.10.19.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsParents British-born; Henry LOCKETT was born in the US while his parents were on a 2-year visit; he was therefore a British subject and did not require to be naturalised.
SourcesNAA: B2455, LOCKETT Henry
Red Cross File No 1620309

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