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Walter LORD

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Surname: LORD

Forename(s): Walter

Place of Birth: Shawforth, Lancashire

Service No: 42744

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: South Staffordshire Regiment

Battalion / Unit: 4th (Extra Reserve) Battalion

Division: 25th Division

Age: 19

Date of Death: 1918-04-10

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 6.

CWGC Cemetery: ---

CWGC Memorial: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Walter Lord was the son of George and Alice Lord, née Maden. George was born at Shawforth and Alice at Stacksteads, Lancashire.

1901 Whitworth, Lancashire Census: 20, Heys Buildings - Walter Lord, aged 2 years, born Shawforth, Lancashire, son of George and Alice Lord.

1911 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: 15, Wellington Street - Walter Lord, aged 12 years, born Shawforth, Lancashire, son of George and Alice Lord.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Walter Lord. 42744, S. Staff. R.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Walter Lord. 42744, 4/S. Staff. R.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Walter Lord. 42744, 4th S. Staffs. Date and Place of Death: 10.4.18 on or since. Death presumed. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Father - George. £7 2s. 7d.

A short biography of Walter is included in: ‘Barnoldswick - A small Town’s part in conflicts 1800 to 2014’ by Peter Ian Thompson (2014).

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Private Walter LORD

Private Walter LORD

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: South Staffordshire Regiment

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: South Staffordshire Regiment

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 25th Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 25th Division

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Surname: LORD

Forename(s): Walter

Born: Rochdale, Lancs

Residence: Barnoldswick, Yorks

Enlisted: Keighley, Yorks

Number: 42744

Rank: Private

Regiment: South Staffordshire Regiment

Battalion: 4th Special Reserve Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 10/04/18

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: LORD

Forename(s): Walter

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 42744

Rank: Private

Regiment: South Staffordshire Regiment

Unit: 4th Bn.

Age:

Awards:

Died Date: 10/04/1918

Additional Information:

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31 May 1918

CRAVEN AND THE WAR

WOUNDED AND MISSING

Private Walter Lord, South Staffs. Regiment, is reported missing since April 10th, after one week in France. He is 19 years of age and the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Lord, 5 East View, Barnoldswick.

30 August 1918

WOUNDED AND MISSING

Private Alfred Lord, M.M., West Yorks. Regiment, is seriously ill in a London Hospital from the effects of gas poisoning, his eyes being badly affected. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Lord, 5 East View, Barnoldswick, who have another son [Private Walter Lord] missing.

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31 May 1918

CRAVEN AND THE WAR

Barnoldswick Wounded and Missing

Private Walter Lord, South Staffordshire Regiment, is reported missing since April 10th, after one week in France. He is 19 years of age and the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Lord, 5, East View, Barnoldswick.

30 August 1918

Barnoldswick Soldier Gassed

Pte. Albert Lord, M.M., West Yorkshire Regiment, is seriously ill in a London hospital from the effects of gas poisoning, his eyes being badly effected. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Lord, 5, East View, Barnoldswick, who have another son missing.

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