Harrogate Herald - 15th December 1915
Lance Corporal Lockwood, of the 2nd Suffolks,
is in the Royal Bath Hospital with chronic rheumatism following upon
rheumatic fever. This is the second time Lance Corporal Lockwood
has been in hospital. He went through the Mons retirement, and
subsequently at the battle of the Marne he was blinded by lyddite.
This came from a lyddite shell. These shells are very poisonous.
They give off, after bursting, a green smoke, which follows the men
into every corner of a trench. At that time the men had no
respirators and if a lyddite shell burst in the trenches the men
were bound to suffer. Lance Corporal Lockwood went into
hospital at Cambridge, and gradually under treatment he recovered
his sight. He went out to the Front again and subsequently
contracted rheumatic fever. He speaks highly of the treatment at the
Royal Bath Hospital, where it is such that a man could not wish for
anything better. He is going on well.