Alfred Edward Lock

Surname: Lock
Other names: Alfred Edward
Other people in this story:
William John Lock
Elizabeth Lock (nee Saunders)
Clara Lock née Read
Doreen R. Fry
Locations in this story:
Hinton Martell, Dorset
Witchampton, Dorset
Iwerne Minster, Dorset
Sutton Road, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset
France & Flanders
St. Thomas, Devon
Blandford, Dorset
Poole, Dorset

Alfred Edward Lock was born in Hinton Martell, Dorset, on 9th July 1893 and baptised at Witchampton, Dorset, on 3rd September 1893, the son of William John Lock and Elizabeth Lock (nee Saunders). By 1901 the family had moved to Iwerne Lodge, Iwerne Minster, Dorset, and later, by 1911, to 38 Sutton Road, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset.  Alfred enlisted and served with the Army Service Corps as a Private (later an Acting Corporal) (Service No. M2/097569).  He served in France and Flanders from 2 Oct 1915 and after his discharge on 9th February 1919 was awarded the Victory and British War medals as well as the 1915 Star.  He married Clara Read at St. Thomas, Devonshire, in 1919.  The 1921 Census shows him living at 4 School Park, Bryanston, Blandford, Dorset, working as a Motor Mechanic.   By the 1939 Register he had moved to 61 Salisbury Street, Blandford, Dorset, still working as a Motor Mechanic as well as an ARP Driver.  His wife died in 1942 and there is evidence that he re-married Doreen R. Fry in Bournemouth during 1945.  His death was recorded at the Poole, Dorset, Registry on 16th March 1955 and his burial on 19th March 1955.


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