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James Elliot Lockwood, Private 276730
« on: February 04, 2008, 03:55:35 AM »
My grandfather, James Elliot Lockwood, was a Private (276730) in the Manchester Regiment during the Great War spent part of the war in Egypt. He used to tell me stories of fighting with T E Lawrence. Is this possible?? He kept a diary during this time though unfortunately after his death it vanished. I don't know what battalion he was with.
Any information would be helpful.
Thanks,
Emma
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Re: Manchester regiment & T E Lawrence?
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2008, 09:30:46 AM »
apart from the film, i know very little of lawrence and the arabs but

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Medal card of Lockwood, James E
Corps   Regiment No   Rank
Manchester Regiment    276730    Private
Date    1914-1920

medal card available for £3.50

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it looks like James was in the 1/8th edit 7th battalion,
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Re: Manchester regiment & T E Lawrence?
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2008, 09:33:36 AM »
My grandfather, James Elliot Lockwood, was a Private (276730) in the Manchester Regiment during the Great War spent part of the war in Egypt. He used to tell me stories of fighting with T E Lawrence. Is this possible?? He kept a diary during this time though unfortunately after his death it vanished. I don't know what battalion he was with.
Any information would be helpful.
Thanks,
Emma
he was in the 7th battalion emma.

mack ;D

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Re: Manchester regiment & T E Lawrence?
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2008, 04:28:18 PM »
Thanks Mack and harribobs for the quick response - this is very helpful and gives me somewhere to start searching.

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Re: Manchester regiment & T E Lawrence?
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2008, 05:04:12 PM »
My grandfather, James Elliot Lockwood, was a Private (276730) in the Manchester Regiment during the Great War spent part of the war in Egypt. He used to tell me stories of fighting with T E Lawrence. Is this possible?? He kept a diary during this time though unfortunately after his death it vanished. I don't know what battalion he was with.
Any information would be helpful.
Thanks,
Emma
he was in the 7th battalion emma.

mack ;D

source??? 8)
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Re: Manchester regiment & T E Lawrence?
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2008, 02:47:22 AM »
My grandfather, James Elliot Lockwood, was a Private (276730) in the Manchester Regiment during the Great War spent part of the war in Egypt. He used to tell me stories of fighting with T E Lawrence. Is this possible?? He kept a diary during this time though unfortunately after his death it vanished. I don't know what battalion he was with.
Any information would be helpful.
Thanks,
Emma
he was in the 7th battalion emma.

mack ;D

source??? 8)
MY SOURCE,thats an easy question ;D
private 276730 james,elliott lockwood
1/7th manchesters
51 bankfield ave,rusholme

AND his brother
private 300998 thomas,henry lockwood
8th manchesters
51 bankfield ave,rusholme

i think its possible,they were the grandchildren of elliott lockwood of 2 fern villas,urmston rd.manchester.

the lockwoods appear to be hulme folks,so this lad could be a relative

private 12134 john lockwood
17th manchesters
64 junction st,hulme

mack ;) 8)

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Re: Manchester regiment & T E Lawrence?
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2008, 03:29:53 AM »
Mack you are amazing! yes indeed Tom Lockwood was Jim's (James) younger brother and Elliot was their grandfather. Don't know John but indeed a possible cousin. I know Jim was invalided back to England from Egypt with Malaria and then sent to France. Do you know anything about any of this?? Also I would love to find out more about his brother Tom.
Emma
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Re: Manchester regiment & T E Lawrence?
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2008, 10:23:15 PM »
i'm going round the bend Mack, that number is correct for the 7th, i mis-read my chart ::) d'oh!

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Re: Manchester regiment & T E Lawrence?
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2008, 10:37:56 PM »
i've done a reasonable and quite complete write up of the 7th battalion potted history on the main site

no mention of Lawrence as i remember though  ;)

http://www.themanchesters.org/7th%20batt.htm

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Re: Manchester regiment & T E Lawrence?
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2008, 02:05:57 AM »
That is a terrific amount of information on the 7th thank you!

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Re: Manchester regiment & T E Lawrence?
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2008, 02:13:31 AM »
i'm going round the bend Mack, that number is correct for the 7th, i mis-read my chart ::) d'oh!


;D ;D it was your chart that i checked the numbers from.
no worries mate

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Re: Manchester regiment & T E Lawrence?
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2008, 09:16:07 AM »
That is a terrific amount of information on the 7th thank you!

no problem, one of my better efforts ;D

there ia a book available on line from the canadian libraries

The Seventh Manchesters, July 1916 to March 1919


http://www.archive.org/details/sevenmanchester00wilsuoft
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Re: James Elliot Lockwood, Private 276730
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2008, 01:28:31 PM »
Thanks so much Chris - I will order this book.

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Re: James Elliot Lockwood, Private 276730
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2008, 03:40:19 PM »
you don't have to order it, it's completely on-line

download a copy in pdf format and read it at your leisure ;D
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Re: James Elliot Lockwood, Private 276730
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2008, 03:37:12 AM »
Done and .... amazing thank you!
Emma