Lockett, Garstang Bradstock

He was the younger son of G. Bradstock Lockett, of Barnston Towers, Heswall, Cheshire, and came to Winchester from Mr. L. Dobie’s school, Moorland House, near his home. He was appointed a House Prefect in 1915, represented his house in Steeplechase and Hawkins Cup, and was a Corporal in the OTC.

He obtained his first commission in the Cheshire Yeomanry, and some months later was transferred to 1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment in 15 Brigade of 5th Division. He went with them to the Italian front in December 1917, returning to France in April 1918 and being promoted to Captain. The division saw much fighting in the last months of the war.

He died in No.29 Casualty Clearing Station, at Delsaux Farm, Beugny, a week before the Armistice, of wounds received the preceding day in the aftermath of the Battle of the Selle. He was twenty-one years old, and rests in grave II.F.17 of the Delsaux Farm Cemetery, Beugny.

He is commemorated on the marble memorial to the Cheshire Yeomanry in Chester Cathedral’s north transept. According to The Wykehamist (578, December 1918), he would be remembered for his loyal friendship and… cheerful, unselfish simplicity of character.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Lockett
  • Forenames or initials: Garstand Bradstock
  • House: I
  • Years in School: 1911-1915
  • Rank: Captain
  • Regiment: Cheshire Regiment
  • Date of Birth: 6th October 1897
  • Date of Death: 4th November 1918
  • How Died: Died of wounds
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer G2
  • Decoration: NA