Born: 1872, West Bromwich, Staffordshire.
Baptised: 6th March 1872, at Holy Trinity Church, West Bromwich.
Died: Thursday, 1st November 1916; age: 44; Died of Cerebro Spinal Fever after only a few days of illness, at the Ipswich Military Hospital. Served 15 years.
Residence: 141, Carmen Street, Ardwick, Manchester, Lancashire.
Occupation: a Gas Worker.
Enlistment Location: Manchester.
Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 101.
Regiment: Royal Engineers, 1st East Lancashire Field Coy.
The funeral service took place on Monday, 6th November 1916 with full military honours. The Reverend I. Morris, hon. chaplain of the Hospital, officiated.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Samuel George Lord; husband of Emma Lord, of 141, Carmen Street, Ardwick, Manchester, Lancashire.
1881 55, Sandwell Road, West Bromwich, Staffordshire.
Samuel was 9 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
Samuel George Lord, 35, an Enamiler, born West Bromwich.
Louisa Lord (nee Richards), 33, born West Bromwich.
Alfred Joseph Lord, 11, born West Bromwich.
Herbert Lord, 6, born West Bromwich.
Betsy Beatrice Lord, 4, born West Bromwich.
Edith Lilian Lord, 1, born West Bromwich.
1891 13, Mill Street, West Bromwich, Staffordshire.
Samuel was 19 years old, a Carter. He was living with his parents & siblings.
Samuel, 45, an Enamiler.
Herbert, 16, an Iron Worker.
1901 65, Bishop Street, Manchester, Lancashire.
Samuel was 29 years old, a Stoker – Gas Works. He was married and Head of the Household.
Olive, 7 months.
1911 34, Blackthorn Street, Ardwick, Manchester, Lancashire.
Samuel was 39, a Stoker – Gas Worker – for the Manchester Corporation. He was Head of the Household.
Ernest, 5 months.
Samuel’s mother, Louisa Lord died 1892, Warrington.
On the 19th September 1897, at Christ Church, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, 25 year old Samuel, of High Street, married 25 year old Emma Russell, of 98, Walsall Street, born 1873, Willoughby, Warwickshire – daughter of John Russell, a shepherd and Emma Russell (nee York), and stepdaughter of Eliza Russell (nee Morgan), of Willoughby.
Emma and Samuel had seven children:
Gertrude Florence Lord, born January 1899, Manchester. Baptised: 1st February 1899 at All Soul’s Church, Ancoats. Address: 65, Bishops Street, Manchester. Samuel – a Labourer. Died January 1902, Manchester.
Olive Lord, born August 1900, Manchester. Baptised: 5th September 1900, at All Soul’s Church, Ancoats.
Samuel George Lord, born August 1903, Manchester. Baptised: 27th September 1903, at St. Mary’s, Beswick.
Rhoda York Lord, born August 1903, Manchester. Baptised: 27th September 1903, at St. Mary’s, Beswick – died 1909, Manchester.
Frank Lord, born September 1906, Manchester. Baptised: 30th September 1906, at St. Mary’s Beswick. Address: 65, Bishops Street, Manchester. Samuel – a Stoker.
Ernest Gilbert Lord, born 1910, Manchester – died March 1915, Manchester.
Doris Muriel Lord, born January 1915, Manchester.
Soldiers’ Effects to Emma Lord – widow & Olive Lord – daughter.
East Anglian Daily Times – Wednesday, 8th November 1916 – MILITARY FUNERAL AT IPSWICH – The funeral of Sergeant-Instructor Samuel George Lord, of the East Lancashire Royal Engineers, took place at Ipswich Cemetery on Monday afternoon. The deceased sergeant was a most popular officer, and his death came as a great surprise to his officers and comrades. The place of the deceased will be hard to fill, as he was most energetic and untiring in his duties and had served about 15 years in the Volunteers. His death took place on Thursday, after only a few days’ illness. Full military honours were accorded. About 50 non-commissioned officers and men of his regiment, under the command of Major Butler and Captain Middleton, R.E., rendered the military tribute to their comrade. The “Last Post” sounded on a most impressive ceremony. The Reverend I. Morris, hon. chaplain of the Hospital, officiated. Choice floral tributes covered the coffin, these including mementoes from his fellow-sergeants, his own company, and six from the companies’ officers. The crest of his regiment, E.L.R.E., was of a choice design and was forwarded by his own section. The principal mourners were the widow and daughter, and the bearers six of his fellow-sergeants. The deceased, who was 44 years of age, leaves a widow and four children. His home was at Ardwick, near Manchester. Mr. Hastings undertook the funeral arrangements. A stone is to be erected to his memory by their officers, non-commissioned officers, and men of the East Lancashire Royal Engineers.