- Surnames starting with the letter L. 

Reginald Hollins Lord MC

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:245th Bde ('B' Bty)
Name of Rgt or Ship:Royal Field Artillery
How Died:Died of Wounds
Country of burial:FranceGrave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen
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 Reginal 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 -
Douglas Frears Lord was also killed in action during WW1.

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

See also the 05/06/1917 edition iof the Altrincham Guardian.

MIC - states that he was a Captain in the 1st Cheshire RFA and was posted
to France on the 22nd October 1916.  Awarded the Military Cross,the BWM &
the VM.

Commissioned in the Cheshire Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery on the
15th March 1915.   Trained at Northampton & Bedford.  Drafted to France on
the 22nd October 1916, later transferred to B/245 (West Riding) Brigade in
the 49th Division.    A few months later he received the 2nd Star to his
M.C. on the 4th June 1918 when his major was killed he took command of the
Battery.    From August 1918 he had been acting as Adjutant and was 
gazetted in October 1918.

WO374 - The Headmaster of Bowdon College gave him a character reference
when he applied for his commission.  The records state that his second
Christian name - "Hollins", was legally added in 1914.  He was 6 feet in
height.  Copy of his birth certificate and a letter from him dated
15/03/1915 on file.   He was wounded on the 1st November 1918.

When he returned to his battery on the 1st November 1918, he was hit by a
bomb that had been dropped from one of our own aeroplanes.   His leg had to
be amputated at the Casualty Clearing Station.     The following day he was
transferred to the No.8 General Hospital, Rouen - but Septicaema set in and
he died on the 25th November 1918.

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 29/11/1918 edition of the Altrincham Guardian.

M.I. - In loving remembrance. They shall rise with him in glory".

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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