Lockyear, Horace

2nd, Lieut, Horace Lockyear, 6th Lincolns

Born Beverley, 04/05/1897. Second son of Francis William Lockyear (1864-1913) and Ada Thirsk (1865-1932), of 14, York Road, Beverley, and the late Frank Lockyear. His father was Chief Engineer of the steam ship “Republic”, Hull. His Grandfather was James Thirsk, owner of the saw mills, in Pocklington and Nafferton. He was employed by Hull’s Town Clerk’s Department and lived at Clumber Street, Hull.

He enlisted at Hull in November 1914, aged 17. After enlistment. he served in the East Yorkshire Yeomanry and was promoted to the rank of Corporal in that regiment. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant on 29 August 1917 and transferred to the Lincolnshire Regiment.

Second Lieutenant Lockyear was killed in action on 20 May 1918, aged 21.

He is buried in the Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, Departmente du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.

His death was reported in the Hull daily Mail, on 27/05/1918.

Both of his Brothers served in the war, in France and Ireland.

ERY roll of honour – “Lockyer”; Beverley Guardian 1/6/1918 p2-3 (with image), he was hit in the leg by an artillery shell; HDM 28/5/18 (with image) – son of F.W. Lockyear (an engineer), joined the ERY aged 17½, an intelligence officer with the Lincs Rgt., described by his CO as “a gallant and capable officer”.

First name:
Military Number:
1846 / 50546
Second Lieutenant
Date Died
Place died:
14 York Road, Beverley,