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WWI - Frederick John Locke
« on: Thursday 09 January 14 21:24 GMT (UK) »
I have been searching, with very little information, with regard to my grandfather Frederick John (Jno) Locke born Trealow 1899.  The only information I have was he joined the army as an underage soldier to work with horses, but this did not materialise and he ended up working as a dispatch cyclist and during his career served with the Blackwatch.  If anyone has any information, or would be able to let me know where to search I would be grateful.


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Re: WWI - Frederick John Locke
« Reply #1 on: Friday 10 January 14 11:31 GMT (UK) »
Do you know the names of the parent's and where they were living  :)

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Re: WWI - Frederick John Locke
« Reply #2 on: Friday 10 January 14 17:47 GMT (UK) »
Father was John (Jno) Richard Locke born 12 August 1861 in Nailsea
Mother Ann Worthington born 1865 in Pontypridd

Frederick was born at 92 Rees Street, Trehalow

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Re: WWI - Frederick John Locke
« Reply #3 on: Friday 10 January 14 18:43 GMT (UK) »
I don't know if you have him on the census forms 1901 at 76,Rhys Street Trealaw Pontypridd
Jno Locke Head 40.Coal Hewer ,Ann 35,Sarah E 17, Ester M 12, Fanny Bronwen 7, Thos Walter 7, Freddy Jno 1, Alfred Culust 35,  Boarder , Gos Davis 28,,I can't post details of 1911 but still in the same area ..A tree on Ancestry has a marriage 1924 to Beatrice Wilkins .  Nothing seems to jump out in the Military records  :)

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Re: WWI - Frederick John Locke
« Reply #4 on: Friday 10 January 14 18:57 GMT (UK) »
Hi

Most of the WW1 records were destroyed in WW2 air raid and only 30% survived, so I don't think you will get much info there, I am not sure if there are separate records for the Blackwatch, it may be worth checking at the local Archives

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Re: WWI - Frederick John Locke
« Reply #5 on: Friday 10 January 14 21:40 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for your assistance, I have been fortunate and managed to research back to 1530, it is the military side I have been struggling with, I have contacted the Blackwatch, but not with any success, will try again.



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Re: WWI - Frederick John Locke
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 11 January 14 08:09 GMT (UK) »
Was just going to suggest contacting the Blackwatch as we did that with on of our ancestor's who was in the K O S B and they were very helpful good luck  :) :)

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Re: WWI - Frederick John Locke
« Reply #7 on: Friday 29 December 17 22:13 GMT (UK) »
Any update on these Locke's as they sound a little like my  Lockes from Offaly Ireland