Ellsworth W. Lockwood (1946/03/19)

Ellsworth fought the good fight for eleven months before a virus joined to defeat him.

Ellsworth William Lockwood was born on August 31, 1924, in San Francisco, California, to Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth A. Lockwood. Later the family moved to Santa Cruz and he enrolled in a local grammar school. Ellsworth completed Mission Hill Junior High School before entering Santa Cruz High School in September 1939. In high school, Lockwood majored in science and was active in the BAA, Science Club and the Tong honor society. Following his graduation in June 1942, the Lockwood family moved to Alameda where he remained until he entered the armed forces.

Ellsworth Lockwood was inducted into the US Army on March 8, 1943, and sent to Camp Bowie, Texas, for basic training followed by advanced training at Camp Howzie, Texas.

In September 1944 Lockwood joined the Seventh U.S Army in Europe as an artillery forward observer.

“Hard-fought battles were waged in the Alsace and Lorraine during the winter of 1944-45, in which Seventh Army played a major role. In the spring of 1945, Seventh Army crossed the Rhine River into Germany itself. Parts of the Black Forest and Bavaria were captured by Seventh Army, including Hitler's alpine residence, the Berghof.”

While serving at an undisclosed German location in April 1945, Corporal Ellsworth Lockwood was wounded and in July, he returned to the United States for treatment. During the next nine months, his condition prevented his release and in March he acquired a virus that required twenty-four blood transfusions. On March 19, 1946, Technical Sergeant Ellsworth W. Lockwood died while at Dibble General Hospital in Palo Alto, California.

The location of his remains is unknown.

(SCHSC Pg. 12; NARA2; WIKI, 7th Army

Creator: Nelson, Robert L.
Source: Remembering our own: the Santa Cruz County military roll of honor 1861-2010. Santa Cruz, CA: The Museum of Art & History, c2010.
Date: Undated
Type: OBIT
Coverage: 1940s
Rights: Reproduced by permission of Robert L. Nelson and The Museum of Art & History.
Identifier: RO-LOCKWOOD

Citation

Nelson, Robert L. “Ellsworth W. Lockwood (1946/03/19).” Remembering our own: the Santa Cruz County military roll of honor 1861-2010. Santa Cruz, CA: The Museum of Art & History, c2010. SCPL Local History. https://history.santacruzpl.org/omeka/items/show/4634. Accessed 13 Dec. 2018.