About Nigel Locke
Nigel Locke was born at Dane House Hartlip on the 2nd of January 1871 the son of Frederick Locke JP DL and Harriett Elizabeth (nee Goord) Locke of Dane House, Hartlip near Sittingbourne in Kent.
He was educated at Borden Grammar School and at Lancing College where he was in School House from September 1887 to July 1890. He was a member of the Cricket XI in 1889 and 1890 and of the Football XI in 1889/90.
On the 24th of March 1892 he enlisted in the Natal Mounted Police with who he later served during the South African War seeing considerable action with this unit during the Second Boer War.