Other names: William
Locations in this story: Lambeth, LondonWest Orchard, Shaftesbury, DorsetSturminster, Dorset
Story: William Locke was born in London on 11 Apr 1895. It is not known who his parents were. He was admitted to the Lambeth. London, Poor House & Institute in 1905. By 1911 he was living with Amelia Moore at West Orchard, Shaf5tesbury, Dorset, as a boarder working as a farm labourer. He had enlisted and joined the 196th Labour Company of the Labour Corps as a Private (Service No. 116169). There were no medals recorded on his discharge but he lived on in West Orchard until by the 1939 Register he had moved to Middle House Farm, Sturminster, Dorset, working as a Tree Feller and still single. No record of his death has yet been found.