CEF Soldier Detail

Lieutenant William Eric Lockhart
Died: June 12, 1917

Regimental Number:
184 - Officer
Survived War:
No
Force:
Air Force
Regiment:
Royal Flying Corps
Battalion:
100th Squadron
Company:
Place of Birth:
Newcastle, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Mrs. W. T. Lockhart - Mother
Address at Enlistment:
Newcastle, Ontario
Date of Birth:
March 8, 1893
Trade or Calling:
Civil Engineer
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
Ottawa, Ontario
Date of Enlistment:
January 21, 1915
Age at enlistment:
21
Height:
5 Feet 10 Inches
Chest:
36 1/2 Inches
Expansion:
4 1/2 Inches
Religion:
Presbyterian
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
June 12, 1917
Age at Death:
24
Buried at:
Aire Communal Cemetery, France
Plot:
I. H. 10.
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Not Specified
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 1Box 5706 - 2
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Research Notes

Promoted through ranks.

2nd Canadian Divisional Signal Coy - War Diary Entry:

1915-12-29 - Page 15 - No 184 Pte. Lockhart W. E. (CAMC) struck off strength 17-12-15

From the “University of Toronto / Roll of Service 1914-1918”, published 1921

WILLIAM ERIC LOCKHART  Mar. 8, 1893 – June 12, 1917

                Lieutenant, Canadian Engineers, Signals, and Royal Flying Corps. Son of the late W. T. Lockhard, M.P.P.; b. Newcastle; ed. Newcastle P.S. and H.S.,Bowmanville H.S.; Applied Science 1911-15, B.A.SC. (Civ. Eng.); Psi Delta Psi.                

In November 1914 he enlisted in the 2nd Divisional Signal Company of the Canadian Engineer, In which he was later promoted Sergeant, and went overseas in May 1915.  He went to France with this unit in September, and served at the front, mostly in the Ypres area, till December when he was invalided with pleurisy and remained in England for several months.  In February1917 he received his commission in the Engineers, and shortly afterwards was seconded to the R.Flying Corps.  He returned to France on June 2nd, being appointed to the 100th Squadron, and beganNight flying over the lines.  Ten days later, when he was acting as machine-gunner, the plane fellJust before crossing the enemy’s lines, killing him instantly.  Buried at Aire new St. Omer.                  

Details of death from Ancestry.com which includes a digitized image of the casualty form from the "Canada, War Graves Registers (Circumstances of Casualty), 1914-1948" database. Note this only states he was Killed in Action with no other details. 

Rank Regiment Unit Company
Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps 100th Squadron
Lieutenant Canadian Engineers Canadian Engineers
Private Canadian Engineers 2nd Divisional Signal Company