JACK FENTON LORD

 

 

Born: 30th April 1898, Ipswich.

Died: 20th January 1920; age 21; Died of Pulmonary Tuberculosis.

Enlistement Date: 15th November 1913; Age: 15 years.

Sallow complexion, fair hair & blue eyes. Height at 18 years: 5ft 6 1/2ins.

 

Rank: Ordinary Telegraphist; Service Number: J/28525

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

 

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.

 

Grave Reference:

BA.2.69.

Ipswich Old Cemetery,

Ipswich,

Suffolk.

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

 

CENSUS

 

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

WITH MARTIAL HONOURS.

 

FUNERAL OF IPSWICH WIRELESS OPERATOR

 

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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