Harold Locke was from Halesowen and enlisted in the Worcesters. He was sent to the 2/8th Battalion which had arrived in France in 1916 and was engaged in the Battle of the Somme. In August 1917 they were ordered to the front line for the Third Battle of Ypres. They took over trenches near St. Julien recently dug after German troops had been driven back. The line was relatively quiet but shelling was always dangerous. Private Harold Locke was killed on the 19th August and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot and Halesowen Memorials.
ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH,High St,Halesowen,Dudley,West Midlands,B63 3BB,England, B63 3BB
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