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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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...
Note: Taylor Kennedy has sent a detailed package of research to Lorna. It will be added to this page tomorrow.
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.
... Taylor Kennedy
Thanks to Taylor for providing the above documents!
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