Richard Robert Lockwood

 

 

b  31 January 1916

    Limehouse, London

d 30 March 1992

    Whitechapel, London

 

son of George Arthur Lockwood and Emma Blackburn

father of Patricia Ann Lockwood

married Ann Norah Wood

 

Richard Robert Lockwood, known to everyone as “Bob”, was the 5th of  nine children born to George Arthur Lockwood and Emma Blackburn. He was born on 31st January 1916 in the family home at 16 Conder Street , London E14. Home for Bob and his family consisted of two rooms above a Mission Hall at that address.

 

In July 1940, Bob was conscripted into the RAF serving a total of four years. While on leave on 11 September 1941, he married Ann Norah Wood, the 22 years old daughter of Thomas Charles Wood and Charlotte Edler.

 

Bob and Ann were separated for three years while he was on war service with the RAF in Africa . A year after his return, the couple had their only child, Patricia Ann Lockwood, born on her mother’s birthday on 2nd October 1945.Throughout their married life the couple lived in Wapping, London E1.

 

A long distance lorry driver by profession, Richard Robert Lockwood died at the London Hospital, Whitechapel, London E1 on 30 March 1991. He was 76. Wife Ann Norah Wood pre-deceased him on 26 July 1988 aged 69.

 

Bob was renowned for his safety and reliability on the road. Below are just some of the certificates received in recognition of his accident-free record.

Awarded year-ending 31 December 1950 while Bob was at British Road Services - Stepney Group

Awarded year-ending 31 December 1951 while Bob was at British Road Services - Stepney Group

Awarded year-ending 31 December 1954 while Bob was at British Road Services - East London Group

                          

                                                  Awarded year-ending 31 December 1958 while                                          Awarded year-ending 31 December 1959 while    

                                                     Bob was at British Road Services Limited                                                   Bob was at British Road Services Limited   

                                                                      Covent Garden Branch                                                                                   Covent Garden Branch

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