William Absalom Lock
Contributed by: Black GrumpyCat, on 2009-03-30
|First Name||William Absalom|
|Year of Birth||1895|
|Year of Death||1915|
|Place of Wartime Residence||Brookwood, Surrey|
William Absalom's Story
Killed in action on the morning of Saturday 25th September 1915. He advanced through the Sap of a parapet with his gun. He then started to dress a wounded man at his side and he himself was hit in the cheek. Then he went back, had it dressed and returned again to his gun which he advanced up towards the enemy. Under very heavy fire, he cooly set his gun and fired it for five minutes when he was hit again in the head this time being killed outright. His death was a glorious one and a fine example to the Battalion.
Well goodbye for the present. Your ever loving son Bill.
(Taken from a letter to his parents from the Captain and Adjutant).