James Lockett – Colonel, United States Army

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James Lockett of Georgia

Appointed from Georgia, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 1 July 1875 (39)
Second Lieutenant, 4th U. S. Cavalry, 13 June 1879
First Lieuenant, 1 March 1886
Captain, 14 April 1894
Colonel, 11th U. S. Volunteer Cavalry, 10 August 1899
Honorably mustered out of the volunteer service, 13 March 1901
Major, 4th U. S. Cavalry, 30 January 1903

On March 12, 1916, the Regiment under the command of Colonel James Lockett started the Regiment's move to Mexico as part of the Punitive Expedition. The Regiment would stay in Mexico until February 5, 1917. The following pictures were taken of the Regiment during the campaign.


Commandant, Fort Myer, Virginia, 1926-27


Located at Campo, San Diego County, in the Milquatay Valley, Camp Lockett was a World War II Mexican border cavalry post established in 1941.

It was named for Colonel James Lockett, awarded two Silver Stars for “gallantry in action against insurgent forces” in the Philippine Islands during the Spanish American War.

Later the post housed prisoners of war. Late in December 1942 Camp Lockett was placed on stand by status for future use as a convalescent center. The entire camp was declared surplus on April 30, 1946.


COLONEL JAMES LOCKETT

WASHINGTON, May 4, 1933 – Colonel James Lockett, U.S.A., retired, died at Coronado, California, this morning.  He was born seventy-seven years ago in Culloden, Georgia, and was graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1879.  He had served in the Philippines Insurrection and received two Silver Stars for gallantry in action.


LOCKETT, JAMES

  • COL USA
  • DATE OF DEATH: 05/04/1933
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 7  SITE 10068
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

LOCKETT, HELEN GRANT W/O JAMES

  • DATE OF DEATH: 08/09/1908
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 7  SITE 10068
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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