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Photo of Edith Locke

Edith Locke

Munitions Worker, Mechanic
Birthplace Buenos Aires Buenos Aires ArgentinaPlace of Residence at HM Factory Gretna R East 16 Date of Death: July 21, 1931


Quote from Edith’s relative via email: I would be happy to share all family history research concerning Edith, including details of her wikitree URL etc. for the Museum’s purposes. I currently have only a quite pixelated / grainy image of Edith Addis (nee Locke) taken from the Locke Family History booklet, “The Family of William and Mary-Jane Locke,” written by a relative Red Potts (since deceased). Red’s son is going to talk to his widowed mother and look through his father’s research for more source material – hopefully we can turn up the original photograph of Edith in her wedding dress.  Edith’s Locke family group is really interesting – she and some of her siblings were born in South America, as the railway system was expanding there. They also lived in South Africa until shortly before Edith’s father’s death of tuberculosis. I have attached a summary of some other relatives for context – I imagine Edith would have been raised to live an adventurous life and emigrating to New Zealand after the war would not have phased her.’


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