Burton St Leger LORD

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LORD, Burton St Leger

Service Number: 2166
Enlisted: 14 April 1915, Liverpool, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Infantry Battalion
Born: St Kilda, Victoria, Australia, 11 January 1893
Home Town: Strathfield, Strathfield, New South Wales
Schooling: Sydney Grammar School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Engineer
Died: Dysentry, Alexandria, Egypt, 6 September 1915, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Strathfield WWI Honour Roll, Sydney Grammar School WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

14 Apr 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Liverpool, New South Wales
16 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2166, 2nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
16 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2166, 2nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Karoola, Sydney
6 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2166, 2nd Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography

"PRIVATE BURTON ST. LEGER LORD

Was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. F.Lord, Strathfield, Sydney, and grandson of the late Mr. Samuel P. Lord, formerly consul in Melbourne for the United States, and of the late Captain Octavius S. Burton well known in police and military circles. Private Lord was born at St Kilda and educated at the Sydney Grammar School, afterwards entering the firm of Chapman and Co. Ltd., engineers, Sydney, as an apprentice. At the time of enlistment, he was sixth engineer on the s.s. Zealandia. His death took place at Gallipoli on September 6, after a month's fighting. He was 22 years of age." - from the Melbourne Age 06 Oct 1915 (nla.gov.au)

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