William Henry Lord

Grandparents and parents

William’s paternal grandparents were John and Mary Lord, both born about 1828. Mary was born in Bury. In 1851 they lived in Newchurch, south of Burnley, and had their first child, Ann, aged 5 months at the time of the census. John was an apprentice clogger. In 1861 they lived at 14 Cheapside, Burnley, John was a clogger, and they had 3 children, Ann, now 10, George, 3, and Henry, 1. By 1871 John was a widower and lived at 92 and 94 Corporation St, Manchester, with his 5 children. The younger 2 children were Helena, 9, and Albert, 5. John was described as a shoe factor. By the 1881 census John had moved to 140 and 142 Corporation St and was now a master boot maker. Ann was now a family domestic, George a book keeper, and Henry a cutter out (tailor). Helena does not appear and the youngest child is now recorded as John A. We believe he was John Albert, previously recorded as Albert, and he was to become the father of William Henry. In 1881 he was an assistant tailor, aged 16. All of John and Mary’s children were born in Burnley.

John Albert Lord was born in 1865 and was married by 1891. His wife was Annie, also born about 1861 in Manchester. At the time of the 1891 census they were living at 25 Wilbraham Rd, Chorlton-cum-Hardy. John Albert was a boot factor and commercial traveller and Annie a boot saleswoman. In 1901 they lived at 9 Keppel Rd and John was now a bootmaker (employer) but by 1911 they had returned to Wilbraham Rd. They had 4 children, Annie Jane, born about 1889, John, born about 1890, William Henry, born about 1892, and Mary, born about 1895. All the children were born in Chorlton-cum-Hardy.

William Henry

William was born about 1892 and by 1911 he was an assistant in the family business. He joined the Royal Army Medical Corps, service number 352539. He served with the 3rd/2nd East Lancashire Field Ambulance, attached to the 1st/1st Northumbrian Field Ambulance. He died on 1 November 1918, aged 26. He was buried at the Pommereuil British Cemetery, Nord, France, grave reference B. 48.