Born: 30th April 1898, Ipswich.

Died: 20th January 1920; age 21; died of Pulmonary Tuberculosis, at Ipswich.

Residence: 33, Bramford Lane, Ipswich.

Occupation: Painter & Labourer – Builder.

Enlistment Location: Chatham; Date: 15th November 1913; Age: 15 years. Height at 18 years: 5ft 6 1/2ins, sallow complexion, fair hair & blue eyes. Signed up for 12 years 30th April 1916.



Ganges – Boy 2nd Class – 15th November 1913

Ganges – Boy 1st Class – 21st August 1914 – 29th October 1914

Pembroke I – Boy 1st Class – 30th October 1914 – 20th November 1914

Actaeon – Boy 1st Class – 21st November 1914

Actaeon – Boy Telegraphist – 1st October 1915

Actaeon – Ordinary Telegraphist – 30th April 1916 – 28th September 1918

Pembroke I – Ordinary Telegraphist – 29th September 1918 – 19th October 1918

Erebus – Ordinary Telegraphist – 20th October 1918 – 21st March 1919

Pembroke I – Ordinary Telegraphist – 22nd March 1919 – 21st May 1919 – Shore Invalided – Pulmonary Tuberculosis. Character – Very Good.


Rank: Ordinary Telegraphist; Service Number: J/28525

Regiment: Royal Navy, H.M.S. ‘Pembroke’.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Harry & Kate Lord, of 33, Bramford Lane, Ipswich.




1901   38, Bramford Lane, Ipswich.


Jack was 2 years old and living with his parents & sisters.

Harry Albert Lord, 34, a House Painter, born Nayland, Suffolk.

Kate Hephzibah Lord (nee Fenton), 34, born Stowmarket, Suffolk.

Winifred Mary Lord, 8, born Stowmarket.

Hephzibah Lilian Lord, 5, born Ipswich.


1911   33, Bramford Lane, Ipswich.


Jack was 12 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Harry, 44, a House Painter.

Kate, 44.

Evelyn Maud Lord, 9, born Ipswich.

Bertie Charles Lord, 8, born Ipswich.

Sidney Albert Lord, 5, born Ipswich.

Phyllis Kate Lord, 2, born Ipswich.


Suffolk Chronicle And Mercury newspaper – January 1920



Full naval and military honours attended the funeral, at Ipswich Cemetery on Monday, of Jack Fenton Lord, a naval wireless operator, whose death occurred last Tuesday, at the age of twenty-one years.

A gun-carriage and firing party, under Sergeants Cadogan and Prescote, were provided by the 68th Battery, R.F.A., stationed at Ipswich Barracks, while a detachment of naval ratings from the local wireless station acted as escort  and coffin-bearers. Chief among the many mourners were his mother and father, two brothers, three sisters, and brother-in-law, and Miss J. Denney, the deceased’s fiancée. The coffin was covered with the Union Jack and laden with many beautiful floral tributes from relatives and friends, including one from the Ipswich Comrades of the Great War Club. The body was laid to rest in the Field of Honour. Three volleys were fired over the grave, and then, with the firing party at “the present,” “The Last Post” was sounded.

The funeral service was conducted by the Rev. S.W. Key, vicar of All Saints, and chaplain to the 6th Suffolk Territorial Battalion.

Deceased joined the Navy at the age of fifteen, and served three years as a wireless operator on a mine-sweeper during the recent war. He suffered from consumption and this was so aggravated by his strenuous service on the seas that nine months ago he was sent to Ipswich, where he had been an inmate at the Sanatorium.


H.M.S. ‘Pembroke’ shore base Chatham docks.

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