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Tracing Your Roots To Gallipoli

Remembering some of the Bolton men who lost their lives in the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915

Albert Lord

Albert LordFarnworth Weekly Journal

Another Outwood Soldier Killed

The Outwood district has lost a second soldier on the field of battle, Mrs. Lord, of 330, Cinder Hill, having received news of the death of her son, Private Albert Lord, of the 1st-5th Lancashire Fusiliers, who would have been 22 years of age this month. The chaplain of H. M. hospital ship Carson, wrote to Mrs. Lord "You will doubtless have heard of the death of your son, A. Lord. He died on this ship from wounds received in the spinal cord, which caused paralysis, and he only lived on board a few hours. He died on July 26th, and they buried him yesterday (July 26th) at sea, three miles of Cape Helier (sic). He was very brave and patient when I saw him, and you may well be proud of your son, who has died for his country. Please accept my sympathy. Your son was attended by Mr. Bamford, from Radcliffe, so he was not among strangers." The name of the deceased was on the roll of honour of the Radcliffe Congregational Church and St. Stephen's Church, Ringley. A memorial service was held on Sunday evening at the latter church, which was attended by his relatives and 80 privates of the Lancashire Fusiliers, who marched over from Radcliffe. There was an exceptionally large congregation, and a collection for the mother realized £3 3s 0d. In the absence of the Rev. J. H. Street, M. A., Vicar, the service was conducted by the Rev. Fleming, of Emmanuel Church, Bolton, who in the sermon testified to the gallantry of our soldiers and to the excellent life and sacrifice of the deceased. Special hymns included, "Brief life is here our portion," and the "Dead March" was played on the organ.


Albert was the son of Alfred Lord b.1871, a coal miner hewer, and Ann Lord née Bradley b.1872.

In 1901 Alfred was living at 6 High Street, Little Lever with his parents and brother Fred b.1896. His older brother William Henry b.1891 was living with his grandparents in Little Lever at the time of the Census.

In 1911 he was living at 19 Waverley Place, Radcliffe, Lancashire with his father and brothers. His mother was not present although his father was listed as being married rather than widowed. Alfred was working as a warp dyer.


Name Lord, Albert
Rank Private
Number 1138
Unit 1st/5th Bn
Lancashire Fusiliers
Born Little Lever, Lancashire
Enlisted Bury, Lancashire
Died At sea off Cape Helles, Turkey
26 July 1915
Age 21
Grave or Memorial Helles Memorial
Gallipoli, Turkey
Lancashire Fusiliers
s 0d. In the absence of Rev. J. H. Street, M.A., Vicar, the service was conducted by the Rev. Fleming, of Emmanuel Church, Bolton, who ,