LORD, Alfred Hopkinson Pte. 16015

Alfred Lord was a single man when enlisting in the Pals at Chorley in 1914, working in his brother’s hairdressers; he obviously, became the Battalion barber.

According to the 1911 Census, he was born in Chorley in 1895, the son of William and Hannah, and lived at 137 Market Street; by 1916 he was living at 15 Lyons Lane in the town and attending Trinity Wesleyan Church.

He went over the top at Serre on the morning of the 1st July, only to be killed when hit in the side by shrapnel. Having no known grave, Alfred is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme.