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1885 - 1916

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1887 - 1916

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Sgt 17327 John Henry Flockhart

  • Age: 37
  • From: Liverpool
  • Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 19th Btn
  • D.O.W Tuesday 1st August 1916
  • Commemorated at: Corbie Cc Ext
    Panel Ref: II.A.10

John Henry Flockhart was born in 1879 in Everton, Liverpool. He was the son of James A. and Catherine Flockhart (nee Murphy), of Great Crosby, Lancashire. His parents were both natives of Liverpool and were married in St. George's C of E church, Everton on 5th March 1876. They had three other children, Agnes born 1878, James Grey born 1879 and Thomas Jenkins born 1882.

 John Henry married Lilian Dalzell in the Presbyterian Church, Whitehaven on the 8th February, 1903. In 1911 they were living at 16 Stanlow Villas, Ellesmere Port, and John Henry was the Manager for a Dry Dock Company. They had no children. At the time of his death his wife, Lilian, was living in Moscow Drive, Stoneycroft, and his parents were at Myers Road West, Great Crosby

 John Henry's parents lived at 9 College Avenue, Great Crosby, in 1911

He enlisted on the 2nd September, 1914 in Liverpool, aged 35 and 270 days and gave his profession as that of a Constructing Engineer. He had served an apprenticeship with Arrowsmith, Sinclair and Co, Liverpool and it expired in 1898. He was five feet four and three quarter inches tall, weighed 165lbs, of fresh complexion, blue eyes, dark hair and gave his religion as Church of England.

19.09.14: Promoted to Sergeant.

04.11.14: Appointed Scout Sergeant.

26.05.16: Granted leave to the UK till 04.06.16.

07.06.16: Rejoined Regiment after leave.

30.07.16: Wounded to Field Ambulance.

31.07.16: Admitted to 5 C.C.S.(Gunshot wound to the buttock).

He was serving in the 19th Battalion, The King’s Liverpool Regiment as Sergeant No 17327 when he died of wounds on the 1st August, 1916 aged 37 during the Battle of the Somme.

He now lies in Corbie CC Ext, France. The Inscription on his headstone reads:


He is also commemorated on the St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Waterloo, Liverpool Presbytery, (St Andrew’s) and United Free Church, Waterloo, ( St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church).

The family placed four death notices in the newspapers

Evening Express dated 8th August, 1916: Husband of Lilian Flockhart (nee Dalzell) address 67 Moscow Drive Stoneycroft.

Evening Express dated 7th August, 1916: Eldest son of Mr and Mrs James Flockhart address Myers Road W Great Crosby.

Liverpool Echo dated 8th August, 1916: Husband of Lilian Flockhart address 67 Moscow Drive Stoneycroft.

Liverpool Echo dated 7th August, 1916: Son of Mr and Mrs James A Flockhart address Great Crosby Lancashire.

His wife Lilian was awarded a pension of 13/6 a week for herself from 12th February, 1917.

She also received his personal effects which included a dictionary, torch, one pocketbook and a handkerchief

We currently have no further information on John Henry Flockhart, If you have or know someone who may be able to add to the history of this soldier, please contact us.

Killed On This Day.

(103 Years this day)
Thursday 19th September 1918.
Pte 88128 John William Rimmer
33 years old