Frederick was a thirty three year old married man when he enlisted at Liverpool NSW in July 1915. He was a brother of Mr. H.E. Lockwood and had been operating a Stock and Station Agency in Delungra NSW which he sold upon enlistment. At a farewell function at Buxton’s Hall, Delungra he was presented with socks and a silver matchbox.
After joining the 17th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement he left Australia for Egypt on HMAT A8 Argyllshire in September 1915. He was promoted to Corporal and by February 1916 became a L/Sergeant. With his unit he was sent to France the following month.
During August 1918 Frederick became 2nd Lieutenant and was sent to the School of Musketry at Tidsworth, England. He returned to France and was Musketry Officer 2nd Battalion from October to December 1918.
Frederick returned to Australia and obtained a Soldier’s block at Binda NSW. His name is inscribed on the Inverell and Delungra Honor Rolls and on the new memorial at Anzac Park, Delungra.