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Melton Mowbray Leicestershire
Percy was born in Melton Mowbray, the son of John Shaw Lord and his wife Arabella Sarah (nee Taylor). His father John Shaw Lord was born in Gonerby, Lincolnshire, and his mother Arabella Sarah Taylor in Hereford. They were married in 1885 (O/N/D Hereford) and had two sons, Percy b. 1886 (J/A/S Melton Mowbray) bap. 6 August 1886 Melton Mowbray parish church and Cyril b. 1890 (J/A/S Sleaford). In 1891 John, (28) a grocer and brewers manager, his wife, Arabella (27) and their two sons, Percy (4) and Cyril (u/1year), were living at South Gate, New Sleaford, Lincolnshire. Also in the household was John's brother, Brownlow Lord (living on own means) and a cousin, Agnes Dickinson. By 1901 the family was living at 57 High Street, Grantham, Lincolnshire. John was a wine and spirit merchant and grocer. Both his sons were at school. The family had moved to Nottingham by 1911 and was living at 85 Independent Street. John was now working as a brewer and malster (shopkeeper). Only he, his wife and youngest son, Cyril (20), a clerk for a lace manufacturer, were in the house on the night of the census. Percy was listed on the census as a visitor in the home of Charles John and Sarah Emma Marshall at Norman Street, Kimberley, Nottinghamshire. One of their daughters, Mabel (b. 17 February 1888), became his wife on 10th July 1912 when they were married at St Ann's Church Nottingham. They had one son, Frederick Marshall Lord, born 19 October 1915 (O/N/D Nottingham). The family was living at 92 Winchester Street, Sherwood, Nottingham, at the time Percy enlisted in 1915. However, the later CWGC [IWGC] record shows that Mabel was living at Bradley Hall, Bradley, Alton, Stoke-on-Trent, when the record was compiled. Mabel had a son, Geoffrey, in 1924 (A/M/J Nottingham/Marshall). In 1939 at the time the England & Wales Register was compiled she was living at 13 Cathcart Street, Nottingham, with her eldest son, Frederick, a grocer's packer. Frederick married Glenwyn D Walker in 1944 (O/N/D Nottingham). Mabel died at 13 Cathcart Street on 1 May 1947 aged 60. Percy's brother, Cyril, also served in the war. He enlisted in Derby on 11 December 1915 and transferred to the Army Reserve the following day. He was moblized on 10 April 1916 but reposted on 11 April. He was mobilized again the following year and posted on 8 June 1917 to the Sherwood Foresters but transferred to the Labour Corps on 30 June that year (286335 Private). However, he was discharged as permanently unfit and no longer physically fit for war serice (medical condition not attributed to war service) on 4 December 1917; he had served for 1 year 359 days. At the time he enlisted he was living at Vivian Villas, Standhill Road, Carlton, and named his wife, Ethel, as his next of kin. His intended residence on discharge from the army was at 10 Loughborough Terrace, Ryeland Crescent, Nottingham.
He worked as a grocery shop assistant for Skinner and Rook, an up-market provisioner, which traded for many decades on the corner of Long Row East and Clumber Street in Nottingham.
23 Oct 1918
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92 Winchester Street Sherwood Nottingham
Army Service Corps
57th Auxiliary Petrol Company, Army Service Corps. Percy attested on 5 December 1915 under Lord Derby's Scheme. He was mobilised on 3 October 1916 and served in France. He was admitted to hospital between 7th and 31st August 1917, suffering from influenza. He died from pneumonia at Facture Detention Hospital, France, on 28th October 1918, aged 32. Percy was buried in Biganos Communal Cemetery, Gironde.
CWGC headstone, personal inscription: 'In loving memory of Percy the beloved husband of Mabel Lord' “LORD. – In ever-loving memory of Pte. Percy Lord, who died in France October 28th, 1918. Duty nobly done. – Fred, Nellie, and Ken. “LORD. – In loving memory of Percy Lord, dearly loved husband of Mabel Lord, who died at Fracture Hospital, Gironde, France, of pneumonia October 28th, 1918. “LORD. – In affectionate remembrance of Percy, the dearly loved son-in-law of Mrs. and Mr. C. J. Marshall, who died October 28th, 1918. “LORD. – In loving remembrance of Percy, who died in France October 28th, 1918. – Cathie and Alf.” [1] [1] 'Nottingham Evening Post,' 28th October 1919. Nottingham Evening Post, 2 May 1947: ‘Mabel Lord, 57 (sic), of 13, Cathcart-street, Nottingham, was found dead in the living-room of her home, at about 6.30 last evening. (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, 3 May 1947: ‘Local Jottings. Mrs Mabel Lord, aged 60, of 13, Cathcart-street, Nottingham, died suddenly at her home on Thursday night. A post-mortem having shown that death was due to natural causes, an inquest has been deemed unnecessary.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Deaths’, 5 May 1947: ‘Lord. May 1st, 1947 at 13 Cathcart-hill, Mabel, beloved wife of the late Percy, dearest mother of Fred and Geoff, mother-in-law of Glen [Glenwyn], suddenly. Funeral, 12.45, Tuesday, May 6th, St Ann’s Church and Wilford Hill’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Research by David Nunn Source: Lord's ASR
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