Photographs courtesy of Diana King


original wooden cross probably made by his comrades.

Born: 1890, Ipswich.

Died: 22nd October 1917; age 27; KiA.

Enlistment Details: Ipswich; Called up & joined on the 4th September 1916; Age 26 years & 5 months; a widower; Occupation: Gas Fitter; Religion: CofE. Signed up for the Duration of the War.

Residence: 7, Hervey Street, Ipswich.

Employed: Ipswich Gas Company in the Filling Department.


Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 116134

Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery, 120th Heavy Battery.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:

III. E. 19.

Canada Farm Cemetery,




Relatives Notified and Address: Son of Albert Lockwood, of 7, Hervey Street, Ipswich.

image from 1917 Chronicle newspaper



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 1913, Ipswich.



In 1914, Ipswich, Albert Frederick George Lockwood married Isabel Emma Smith, born 1888, Upton, Norfolk. They had 1 son:

Albert Edward Lockwood, born 1915, Ipswich.

Isabel died in 1916. Young Albert lived with his grandfather at 7, Hervey Street.


On the 22nd March 1918, Mr Albert Lockwood received the personal property of his late son:

Wallet, letters, photos, bunch of keys, note book, 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.


Albert is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich and at Christ Church, Tacket Street, Ipswich.



Royal Garrison Artillery, 120th Heavy Battery

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