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Albert Ronald George Lock

  • Service number
    Jayforce 13926 AWMM
  • Also known as
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    Army AWMM
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Identity

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  • Forenames
    Albert Ronald George AWMM
  • Surname
    Lock AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    Jayforce 13926 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 January 1914 AWMM MastertonWairarapa AWMM
  • Date of birth
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  • Address before enlistment
    • Jayforce Pre 1940-1941 AWMM 44 Thomson St., Invercargill AWMM
    • Jayforce Pre 1944 AWMM 44 Thomson St., Invercargill AWMM
    • Jayforce Pre 1946-1948 AWMM 44 Thomson St., Invercargill AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Jayforce Mrs. Wilhelimina Lock, care of Sinclair, 2 Coleridge Tce., Lyttelton (wife) AWMM
    • Jayforce Mrs. W. Lock, c/o Sinclair, 2 Coleridge Tce., Lyttelton (w) AWMM
    • Jayforce Mrs. W. Lock, 4 Union St., Rotorua (w) AWMM
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    Jayforce 13926 AWMM
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  • Captain A. R. G. Lock, DCM, MM, m.i.d.; Rotorua; born Masterton, 4 Jan 1914; carpenter; wounded 24 Oct 1942. (Source: Norton, F. D. 26 Battalion. p.270.)

    'The CSM, WO II Lock, who had been left in charge of Coy HQ, could tell him little. Battalion HQ had received no message from A Coy for some time. It was long after midnight by this time and B Coy HQ was being heavily mortared. Major Smith, the only casualty, was mortally wounded.; Bardia to Enfidaville - At 10 p.m. 26 Battalion, with B Company (Major L. G. Smith) on the right, and A Company (Captain F. M. Ollivier) on the left, moved off to their objectives, Terhouna and Srafi respectively. B Company almost reached Terhouna but then met shell and mortar fire, and two platoons were held up. The company commander called for an artillery concentration at 3 a.m., and this was fired fifteen minutes later; but the enemy's fire intensified, and Major Smith was mortally wounded. The CSM, Warrant Officer Lock, sited the two platoons, helped in the evacuation of the wounded, and then guided up the supporting arms, which were all in position on Terhouna before dawn. The enemy made no attempt to counterattack, but kept the feature under heavy fire.' (Source: Norton, F. D. 26 Battalion. pp. 270-1.; 'Stevens, W.G. Bardia to Enfidaville. p. 347.) AWMM
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Sources

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  • Documents
    • Norton, F. (1952). 26 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      pp.173, 190-2, 195, 270-1, 278, 437, 441. AWMM
    • Stevens, W.G. (1962). Bardia to Enfidaville. Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch, Wellington, N.Z. AWMM
      p.347. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.275 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.72 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1950). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 16 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1946 to 30th June, 1948). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.76 AWMM
    • Brocklebank, L.W. (1997). Jayforce : New Zealand and the military occupation of Japan, 1945-48. Auckland, N.Z.: Oxford University Press. AWMM

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