John Bruce Lockhart
John H. Bruce Lockhart
Cricket information
BattingRight-handed batsman
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 24
Runs scored 306
Batting average 8.74
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 42
Balls bowled 4182
Wickets 121
Bowling average 19.98
5 wickets in innings 10
10 wickets in match 3
Best bowling 8-45
Catches/stumpings 12/0
Source: [1]

John Harold "J.H." Bruce Lockhart (4 March 1889 - 4 June 1956) was a Scottish cricketer and schoolmaster of the famous Bruce Lockhart family. His son Logie played Rugby Union for Scotland, while his brother Robert was a footballer. He was also the grandfather of Lord Bruce-Lockhart and great-grandfather of actor Dugald Bruce Lockhart.

Early life

Lockhart was born in Beith, North Ayrshire on 4 March 1889,[2] the son of Robert Bruce Lockhart, headmaster of Spier's School, Beith, since 1888, by his marriage to Florence Stuart Macgregor.

Beginning his education at Spier's School, Lockhart was introduced to rugby union football and cricket. In 1895 his father, Robert Lockhart, moved on from Spier's School to Seafield House at Broughty Ferry, a new school he founded.[3] Later Lockhart became headmaster of Eagle House School near Sandhurst, and J. H. B. Lockhart was sent to Sedbergh School, where he was Head of School House, Captain of Football, and Captain of Cricket. After Sedbergh, he went on to Jesus College, Cambridge, where he read Modern Languages. At Cambridge, he was a double Blue, for rugby football and cricket.[4]


John Bruce Lockhart appeared twice for Scotland at first-class cricket level, against Ireland in 1910 and an All India side in 1911. In the match against Ireland he took eleven wickets, including six for 76 in the second innings. The rest of his first class games were played with Cambridge University, for whom he took over one hundred wickets. He was an international rugby footballer, representing Scotland as a fly half.[4]


Lockhart became an assistant master at Rugby School in 1912. During the First World War, he served in France in the Intelligence Corps with the British Expeditionary Force and was mentioned in despatches.[4] After the war, he returned to his teaching career at Rugby and became a housemaster there in 1923.[4] In 1930 he was appointed as Headmaster of Cargilfield Preparatory School, and in 1937 moved on to become head of his old school, Sedbergh, where he remained until he retired in 1954.[4]

Personal life

In 1913, J.H. Bruce Lockhart married (Alwine) Mona, the daughter of Henry Brougham, formerly a schoolmaster at Wellington College, and they had four sons.[4] These were the intelligence officer J. M. Bruce Lockhart (born 1914), the obstetrician Patrick Bruce Lockhart (born 1918), and the Scottish international rugby union players Rab (born 1916) and Logie (born 1921).[5]

John Bruce Lockhart was an accomplished amateur artist, a member of the Lake Artists Society who exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Royal Society of Arts, and the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour. He became a member of the Scottish Committee of the Arts Council[4] and was a governor of Welbeck College, a member of the Council of the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, and a Chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur.[4]

See also


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  4. ^ a b c d e f g h LOCKHART, John Harold Bruce in Who Was Who online; retrieved 9 November 2007.
  5. ^ BRUCE LOCKHART, Logie in Who's Who 2006 (A & C Black, London, 2006) ISBN 978-0-7136-7164-3

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