Altrincham WW1 

Douglas Frears Lord

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:47th T.M. Bty ('X')
Name of Rgt or Ship:Royal Field Artillery
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:BelgiumGrave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Bedford House Cemetery, Zillebeke
Town Memorial:Hale
Extra Information:
Born on 18/04/1896 at Heaton Moor, Stockport during the June quarter 1896
in the Stockport R.D. - ref: 8a/40 (Registered only as Douglas Lord), the
twin son of Samuel Frears & Evelyn Lord (nee Newby).   He was baptised at
the Weslyan Chapel, Heaton Moor on the 6th June 1896.

1901 Census - No Trace.

1911 Census - "Foxwood", Park Road, Hale. (10 roomed house).  Son - aged:
14 - born: Heaton Moor.   Head of household - Samuel Frears Lord - Married
- aged: 40- occ: Cotton Manufacturer - born: Cheadle.  Also - Evelyn Lord -
Wife - aged: 40 - born: Snitterfield, Warwickshire.  Plus his elder
brother, his twin brother and 2 domestic servants.  His twin brother -
Reginald Hollins Lord was also killed in action during WW1.

He attended the Bryn Derwen College, Old Colwyn, North Wales and Bowdon

MIC - states that he first served in the 1st Cheshire RFA and was posted to
France on the 27th May 1917.  Awarded only the BWM & the VM.

SDGW states that he was a Lieutenant.   Local newspaper reports state that
he was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. on the 16th December 1914 - Full
Lieutenant on 8th April 1916.   He was drafted to the front on the 24th
November 1916.  In January 1917, he  was transferred to a Trench Mortar

His eldest brother - Sydney Newby Lord came over with the Canadians - was
wounded in November 1916 and was back in the UK. eventually being
discharged as unfit for service.  He went back to Canada, where he
continued with his scientific work.

Both twins are commemorated on the Family Gravestone in Hale Cemetery.  His
father Samuel, who was the Managing Director of Hollins Mills, Portland
Street, Manchester, died 09/07/1918 aged 47 and their mother Evelyn, died
16/01/1965 aged 94.

Death reported in the 05/06/1917 edition of the Altrincham Guardian.

M.I. - "Their glory shall not be blotted out".

Probate was granted to his father on the 4th August 1918 - his estate was
valued at £341. 15. 1d.

Memorials found on:
St. Peter's (Hale)
Hale United Reformed
Wadham House School (Hale)
Altrincham & District Roll of Honour
Altrincham Congregational
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