Herbert Frank LOCK / LOCKE
London, England, to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
British Home Child in 1923

April 29, 2011:

Our grandfather....Herbert Frank Lock was 15 1/2 when he came to St. George's Home, Hintonburg, Ottawa.
He was a school Boy, occupation Farming, Birthplace London, British, Roman Catholic with the Catholic Emigration Association.
No living relatives...
Ship: SS Montcalm, Sept. 7th, 1923 to Quebec-Sept. 14, 1923
I am researching for more info on him at this time.

You can email me at lornamatthew@shaw.ca
Great site to browse.

Thank you for your quick reply....I have little information but am hoping to find
more as I keep researching...I was hoping to find where he went once he
arrived at St. George's Home...
I will keep in touch with any info I find...
Many thanks,

Note: Taylor Kennedy has sent a detailed package of research to Lorna. It will be added to this page tomorrow.
(Thanks, Taylor)
... Al
New April 30, 2011: And here is some of Taylor's research and documents he has supplied for Lorna: Hi Lorna and Al: Here is a story Lorna, just food for thought. The reasons children are put into children homes are usually death of parents, poverty, homeless and a second marriage that the new spouse does not want anything to do with the existing child. I played around tonight looking into your grandfather Herbert Frank Lock(e). Born March 1908, Islington, Middlesex, England and believe his name derives from close family members if not the father. I found an Alfred Herbert Locke who was killed in 1916 in France during WW1. The medals went to his wife Florence Gilder. This Florence Gilder was a washer woman in Shoreditch and had 1 daughter. This Alfred was born in Shoreditch. It is possible she had your grandfather, also in 1908. She was a Laundress for a family in Shoreditch and married Alfred Herbert Locke in 1915 and he maybe the father or assumed his care and name was changed from Gilder to Locke after the marriage. Once the death occurred, Florence may have entered him into a school. In 1920 she remarried Stanley A. Nicholls. Both marriages occurred in Edmonton, England. I am attaching Herbert Frank Locke's birth and Florence’s both marriages. It is a starting point to order certificates, and Alfred’s military information. With Florence getting married in 1920, your grandfather then leaves in 1923. Just interesting the way the dates play out. Good luck ... Taylor Kennedy
Alfred Herbert Locke, War Medal, WW1 Alfred Herbert Lock, War Medal, WW1

Alfred Herbert Locke, War Allowance, WW1 Herbert Frank Locke birth 1908
Thanks to Taylor for providing the above documents!

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