served named as OFFORD


Born: 1883, Ipswich, Suffolk.

Died: 1st February 1917; age: 33; at Ipswich. Served 10 years.


Ailment: 14th August 1915 Diarrhoea Transferred to Divisional Rest Station index no. 14422


Rank: Driver; Service Number: 36951

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery, Reserve Brigade, 123rd Battery.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,







1891   16, Mount, Ipswich.


William was 8 years old and living with his widowed father, siblings & paternal aunt at the home of his paternal grandparents.

John Lord, 61, a Foundry Labourer, born Denchworth, Berkshire.

Emma Lord (nee Haxell), 60, born Somersham, Suffolk.

Emma Louisa Lord, 21, a Dressmaker, born Isleworth, Middlesex.

John Lewis Lord, 31, an Engine Fitter – Foundry, born Isleworth, Middlesex.

John Walter Lord, 10, born Ipswich.

Emma Daisy Lord, 5, born Ipswich.


1901   45, Norfolk Road, Ipswich.


William was 17 years old, a Fitter – Steam Engineers. He was living with his father & step mother & step siblings.

John, 40, a Steam Engine Fitter.

Violet Elizabeth Lord (nee Sawyer), 31, born Woodbridge, Suffolk.

William Sawyer, 13, an Errand Boy, born Ipswich.

Frederick Lewis Lord, 7, born Ipswich.

Percy Alfred Lord, 5, born Ipswich.

Albert Edward Lord, 3, born Ipswich.

Arthur Reginald Lord, 10 months, born Ipswich.


1911   27, Lancaster Road, Ipswich.


William was 28 years old, an Engineer’s Labourer. He was living with his father, step mother & step siblings.

John, 50, a Tram Engine Fitter.

Violet, 41.

Frederick, 17, an Engine Machinist.

Percy, 15, an Engine Machinist.

Arthur, 11.

Harold James Lord, 9, born Ipswich.


William’s mother was Emma Lord (nee Orford), born 1862, Gravesend, Kent – died 1887, Tendring, Essex.


William’s brother, John Walter Lord, died on the 4th July 1900, during the Second Boer War of disease at Kroonstad, Free State, South Africa. He was ranked a Driver, service number 31979, for the Royal Field Artillery, 17th Battery.


Royal Field Artillery, Reserve Brigade, 123rd Battery




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