Collection F3012 - Lockyer family collection

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Lockyer family collection

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  • Textual record
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  • ca. 1900-2006 (Creation)
    Lockyer family

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0.12 m of textual records and photographs

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(ca. 1900-2006)

Biographical history

Martha and George William Lockyer emigrated to Canada from Bath, England in 1912. They began farming in Adolphustown and purchased a farm property two kilometres west of Picton. they had five sons: Sidney (b.1895), Alec (b.1897), Chris (b. 1898), William (b. 1900) and Ray (b1906).

Custodial history

This material was received from Nell (Sprague) Lockyer, wife of D.G. Lockyer. D.G. Lockyer received this material via his cousin, Ruperta (Ruby) Lockyer Ward, who in turn, had been entrusted by the grandmother of both, Martha Lockyer, to hold the material memories of her son, Chris Railton Lockyer, killed during the First World War, in safekeeping.

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The collection is comprised of correspondence, articles, telegrams and official military documentation collected and received by Martha and George Lockyer from their son, Chris Railton Lockyer who died on active service (17 August 1917) in the Battle for Hill 70, near Vimy. The collection also includes a number of letters from Alec Lockyer to his parents and siblings. This material was organized by Don Lockyer into two named volumes "Far from Home" and "Somewhere in Europe". The volumes intersperse non-contemporaneous articles and materials framing and contextualizing this material within a larger narrative. Also included are some supplemental letters, photographs and a memorial marker for C.R. Lockyer.

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  • Shelf: 2336.6