Photographs courtesy of Diana King
original wooden cross probably made by his comrades.
Born: 1890, Ipswich.
Died: 22nd October 1917; age 27; KiA.
Residence: 7, Hervey Street, Ipswich.
Employed: Ipswich Gas Company in the Filling Department.
Enlistment Details: Ipswich; Called up & joined on the 4th September 1916; Age 26 years & 5 months; a widower; Religion: CofE. Signed up for the Duration of the War.
Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 116134
Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery, 120th Heavy Battery.
Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.
III. E. 19.
Relatives Notified and Address: Son of Albert Lockwood, of 7, Hervey Street, Ipswich.
Brother-in-law to EDWARD SMITH.
image from the Suffolk Chronicle And Mercury – 1917
1891 39, Rope Walk, Ipswich.
Albert was 11 months old and living with his parents.
Albert Lockwood, 33, a Carrier; born Bramford, Suffolk.
Polly Lucy Lockwood (nee Fenton), 38; born Kirton, Suffolk.
1901 7, Hervey Street, Ipswich.
Albert was 10 years old and living with his parents.
Albert, 43, a Wine & Spirit Warehouseman.
Polly, 47, a Dressmaker – own account.
1911 7, Hervey Street, Ipswich.
Albert was 20 years old, a Gas Fitter. He was living with his parents.
Albert, 51, a Grocery Warehouseman Porter.
Polly, 57, a Dressmaker – own account.
Albert’s mother Polly Lockwood died November 1913, at 7, Hervey Street, Ipswich.
ALBERT EDWARD LOCKWOOD
In 1914, Ipswich, Albert Frederick George Lockwood married Isabel Emma Smith, born 1888, Upton, Norfolk – youngest daughter of Leonard Smith, a market gardener – own account and Emily Jean Smith (nee Stout), of 26, Wells Street, Ipswich.
Isabel and Albert had one son:
Albert Edward Lockwood, born 10th December 1914, Ipswich.
Isabel also lost her brother, Edward Smith during the First World War. Edward was ranked a Private, service number CH/10510, for the Royal Marine Light Infantry, H.M.S.’Hawke.’ On the 15th October 1915, H.M.S. ‘Hawke’ was torpedoed by German submarine U-9 off Aberdeen in the North Sea. The torpedo hit amidships igniting a magazine and causing a tremendous explosion which ripped much of the ship apart. H.M.S. ‘Hawke’ capsized in 10 minutes. Edward, of 26, Wells Street, Ipswich, was 32 years of age and is commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Chatham, Kent.
Isabel Lockwood died on the 10th January 1916, at 7, Hervey Street, Ipswich.
Isabel and Albert’s young son Albert was loved and cared for by his paternal grandfather, Albert Lockwood, at 7, Hervey Street.
On the 22nd March 1918, Mr. Albert Lockwood received the personal property of his late son:
Wallet, letters, photos, a bunch of keys, notebook, cap badge, pair of folding scissors, 2 handkerchiefs, lanyard, pipe, metal ring and signalers badge in bag.
On the 31st October 1921, Albert Lockwood received his late son’s Victory & British War medals. The letter asked Albert to keep them until he thought that his grandson was at a suitable age to have the medals.
Soldiers’ Effects to Albert Lockwood – father, as guardian of Albert Lockwood – son.
Probate to Albert Lockwood – father, a warehouseman.
A Family Note – from Judith:
Albert Edward Lockwood (in his adult life he was always known as Ted) lived with his grandfather Albert Lockwood(who passed away during WW2) until he finished high school and qualified as a Health Inspector.
He met Ella Grace Hall (born 1917) in Halstead, Essex. In June,1940, they got married after he returned from Dunkirk. They had four daughters Judith born 1948 in England, Diana (1952) Cynthia (1954) both born in Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) and Fiona (1961) born in Northern Rhodesia (Zambia).
Ted and his wife and daughter moved to Southern Rhodesia in 1951. He was a Health Inspector for the SR Government. In 1958 he was offered a job on a Northern Rhodesian copper mine. In 1965 the family moved to Natal South Coast, South Africa. Ella Grace Lockwood passed away in 1996 and Ted passed away in Durban, South Africa in 2003. He is survived by four daughters, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was always my hero.