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 Herbert E. Lord, Jr

Herbert E. Lord, Jr

Birth
Exeter, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 15 Jun 1944 (aged 32–33)
Caen, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France
Burial Seabrook, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
Memorial ID 22782535 · View Source
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SEABROOK, N. H.- The body of the first overseas war hero from this town to be brought to the shores is due to arrive today in Brooklyn, N. Y. Herbert E. Lord, Jr., a scout with the famed "Old Hickory" division of the U. S. Army, was killed at St. Lo, Normandy, in 1944.
The soldier's widow, Mrs. Edith (Fowler) Lord, South Main street, this town, was informed by a Chicago buddy of her late husband. The two were on scout duty when the Seabrook man was killed. His companion, who survived, has written Mrs. Lord he will endeavor to visit her and give details of the incident, but to date he has been unable to make the trip East.
According to Mrs. Lord, the body will arrive by rail in Newburyport in about two weeks' time and will be given into the care of the McKinney funeral service. It will be placed in the receiving tomb of Oak Hill cemetery to await burial in the spring, when there will be formal ceremonies, with military rites. It is planned to have a delegation of the Seabrook American Legion post escort the body of Mr. Lord, when it arrives at the railroad depot.
The war hero was born in Exeter, son of Herbert E. Lord, who is now residing in that town. His mother died while the boy was in infancy and the father remarried. Mr. and Mrs. Lord were married in Hampton in 1935. The latter is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vivian Fowler, South Main street, with whom she makes her home. After being employed three years in this town as a police officer and at Portsmouth navy yard, he enlisted in the U. S. Army on Nov. 11, 1942. He was 33 years of age when he met death in France.
Wed. 21 Jan. 1948

Body of War Hero In Tomb at Oak Hill
SEABROOK, N. H.- The body of Herbert E. Lord, Jr., the first Seabrook man to be brought home from Europe where he was killed in action, has arrived in Newburyport.
The train bearing the young hero's body arrived at the Newburyport station on Tuesday. It was met by a guard of honor from the Seabrook American Legion post which escorted the coffin to the Oak Hill cemetery tomb.
Burial will take place in the spring in Wildwood cemetery, this town.
Thursday, February 12, 1948
War Hero Rites Saturday
Funeral services for Herbert E. Lord, Jr., who was killed in action in the battle of Nomandy on June 15, 1944 will be held on Saturday afternoon from the Rand Memorial church at 1:30, with interment in Wildwood cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Private first class Lord's body arrived in February and was placed in the receiving tomb at Oak Hill cemetery, Newburyport.
Thursday, 15 April 1948


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  • Created by: Paul Bradley
  • Added: 9 Nov 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22782535
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Herbert E. Lord, Jr (1911–15 Jun 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22782535, citing Wildwood Cemetery, Seabrook, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by Paul Bradley (contributor 46920250) .