Lt Col Percy Clare Eliott Lockhart

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The Royal Memorial Chapel

Chapel Square

Royal Military Acadamy Sandhurst


GU15 4NR


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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Seating
  • Timber Oak
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Memorial to Lieutanant Colonel Percy Clare Eliott Lockhart, DSO, 1st Battalion Queen Victoria's Own Corps of Guides Infantry (Frontier Force) (Lumsden's). Son of Colonel William Eliott Lockhart (late R.A.), and Ada Clare Eliott Lockhart (nee Cardew). Born in Kamptee, Nagpur, India. Educated at Somerset College, Bath. Gentleman Cadet at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Commissioned into the West India Regiment 23 Nov 1887. Promoted to Lieutenant June 1889. Transferred to the Indian Army Nov 1890. Posted to the Queen's Own Corps of Guides, Punjabi Frontier Force (London Gazette 24 Nov 1891). Promoted to Captain 9 Nov 1898. Brigade Transport Officer in the Waziristan Expedition 1894-95 (medal and clasp). Operations in Chitral 1895 with the relief force being present at the storming of the Malakand Pass (medal and clasp). In 1897-98 he was on active service in the NW Frontier of India, taking part in the defence and relief of Malakand and relief of Chakdara, operations in Bajaur and in the Mamund Country and was Mentioned in Dispatches (London Gazette 5th Nov 1897) and was awarded the DSO (London Gazette 16 May 1899). In 1900 he was on operations in China where he acted at correspondent to the Times Newspaper. In 1903-04 he served in East Africa taking part in operations in Somaliland and was mentioned in Dispatches (London Gazette 2 Sep 1904), medal and 2 clasps. Married Katharine Mary Worrall (daughter of James Worrall of Westwell, Tenterden, Kent) in Bucklow, Cheshire Apr-Jun 1905. Lived at Frogs Hill, Newenden, Kent. Promoted to Major Nov 1905 and to Lieutenant Colonel Nov 1913. Killed in action in France when commanding 59th Scinde Rifles (Frontier Force) aged 47 years. Mentioned in Sir John French's Dispatch of 31 May 1915. Buried in grave II. F.19. of Rue-des-Berceaux Military Cemetery, Richebourg-l'Avoue, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France. Also commemorated on the War Memorial in Camberley, Surrey.
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Lt Col P C Eliott Lockhart, DSO, Q.V.O Corps of Guides. Commanding 59th Scinde Rifles F.F. Neuve Chapelle 12th March 1915 aged 47.

Percy Clare Eliott Lockhart

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