ALBERT FREDERICK GEORGE LOCKWOOD*

Photographs courtesy of Diana King

ALBERT FREDERICK GEORGE LOCKWOOD grave

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,

Leper,

Belgium.

 

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

image from 1917 Chronicle newspaper

CENSUS

 

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.

LOCKWOOD

ALBERT EDWARD LOCKWOOD

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.

A Family Note – from Judith:

Albert Edward Lockwood (in his adult life he was always known as Ted) lived with his grandfather Albert Lockwood( passed away during the 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 the four daughters, several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was always my hero.

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Royal Garrison Artillery, 120th Heavy Battery

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One comment on “ALBERT FREDERICK GEORGE LOCKWOOD*
  1. Judith Vorster says:

    I am the eldest granddaughter of Albert Frederick George Lockwood. My father was Albert Edward Lockwood. He was at Dunkirk in 1940

    Married Ella Grace Hall in June 1940. They had four daughters.

    Moved to Africa in 1951. Died in January 2003.

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