LEST WE FORGET

Second Lieutenant John Stone William LORD

Service No: Not Assigned
Born: Sydney NSW, August 1889
Enlisted in the Army: 22 August 1914
Unit: Training Depot, Australian Flying Corps, attached to Artillery and Infantry Cooperation School RAF
Died: Aircraft Accident, England, 12 May 1918, Aged 28 Years
Buried: Hursley (All Saints) Church Cemetery, Hursley, Hampshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John Stone Lord and Mary Ann Lord, of 13, Quinton Road, Manly, New South Wales. Born at Sydney
Place of Association: Sydney NSW
Remembered: Panel 188, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Manly ANZAC War Memorial, Manly NSW

On 12 May 1918, Second Lieutenant Lord was killed in the crash of RE8 aircraft E.62 at Worthy Down, near Winchester.  The crash was not witnessed and the Court of Enquiry found, that, owing to a lack of sufficient evidence and the fact that the machine was in such a wrecked condition, as to make it impossible for any defect to be traced, cannot give a verdict warranting the statement of any cause of this accident and the Pilot, Second Lieutenant Lord, therefore declares and open verdict accordingly.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record B2455, LORD JOHN STONE WILLIAM
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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