Other names: Albert
Locations in this story: Upper Winchcombe, SomersetBlackford, SomersetIwerne Minster, DorsetYeovil, Somerset
Story: Albert Locke was born in Upper Winchcombe, Somerset, on 12 Jul 1885 and baptised there on 9 Aug 1885 the son of James and Alma Locke. He spent his early years in Upper Winchcombe but married Mabel Frances Louise Hansford at St. Mark's Church, Blackford, Somerset, on 11 Sep 1909. By 1911 they had set up home in Shute Lane, Iwerne Minster, Dorset, where he was employed as a Farm Waggoner. He enlisted with the Army Service Corps as a Shoeing Smith (Service No. TS/9938). He later transferred to the Machine Gun Corps (Motor Section) as a Gunner (Service No. 191849). It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge on 1 Jan1920 he was only awarded the British War Medal. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Drayton, Yeovil, Somerset, working as a Farm Foreman. His death was recorded in Yeovil in 1979.