Lord, Billy


Lord, Billy
W C J Lord


50 items. An oral history interview with Eunice Burley and Leonard Bennett, about Eunice Burley's uncle, Billy Lord (137385, Royal Air Force), an album, correspondence and photographs. He flew operations as a wireless operator with 619 Squadron until he was killed 3 January 1944.

Additional information on William Charles John is available via the IBCC Losses Database. 

The collection has been loaned to the IBCC Digital Archive for digitisation by Eunice Burley and Len Bennett and catalogued by Barry Hunter.




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Lord, WCJ

Collection Items

Bill Lord
A half length portrait of Bill.

Kingsway Magazine
The magazine includes an article by Bill Lord, titled "The Kingsway of the Future".

Letter from Bill Lord to his Sister
The letter encloses a cheque he forgot to include in a previous letter.

Lily Lord
A head and shoulders portrait of Bill Lord's sister Lily. On the reverse 'WCJ Lord's sister Lily' and 'Regent Portraits LU8958-1'

Bill Lord's Grave
A modern colour photograph of Bill Lord's permanent grave stone.

Lily Lord
A full length portrait of Bill Lord's sister, Lily.
On the reverse 'Mrs & Mr Bennett from Lily' and a post it with 'WCJ Lords sister Lily'.

Bill Lord's Grave
A temporary grave with '137385 F/O WCJ Lord RAF 2.1.44'.
On the reverse 'WCJ Lord 1st Grave Oerbke Stalag IIb'
and 'Plot 10, Row D. Grave No. 4'
'BLA 291'

43 airmen
A group of 42 airmen arranged in four rows. Bill Lord is second from left, second row from top.

Bill Lord
a head and shoulders portrait of Bill Lord in uniform.

Bill Lord
A head and shoulders portrait of Bill in white tie. Captioned 'Regent Portraits Ltd. London & Provinces'.

51 Course W-Op/AGs
13 airmen arranged in two rows. Each man is annotated with his name. On the reverse 'Subject Front Centre'.

Bill Lord
Three quarter length portrait of Bill Lord in a Sidcot flying suit. On the reverse 'Uncle Billy' and 'Subject'.

Bill Lord
A head and shoulders portrait of Bill with air gunners brevet. On the reverse -
'3 Gate'
'Uncle Billy'
Gillman and Soame Photographers Oxford'

Bill Lord, Eunice and Family
Photo 1 is Bill and Eunice on a beach.
Photo 2 is three women and a man on a beach.
Photo 3 is a mother, father and daughter sitting on a stony beach.

Airmen, Sunbathers, Wedding Party and Father and Son
Photo 1 is seven trainee airmen at Andover.
Photo 2 is three women, two children and a man sunbathing.
Photo 3 is Stan and his bride, Lynne, Bill Lord and a man. They are standing in a garden.
Photo 4 is a father and son.

51 Course wireless operators air gunners
13 airmen arranged in two rows. Each man has had his name annotated on the image. Pilot Officer Lord is in the centre wearing a greatcoat and gloves.

Bill Lord's Fiancée Eunice
A head and shoulders portrait of Eunice.

Bill Lord, Eunice and Two Women
Photo 1 is Bill and Eunice standing in a garden. Bill is in trainee's uniform.
Photo 2 is two women in bathing costumes in the sea.
Photo 3 is two women leaning against the wall of a thatched cottage.

Bill Lord
Photo 1 is Bill sitting on a child's pedal car with 'L' plates. It is annotated 'Me learning to drive Croydon 1938'.
Photo 2 is Bill sitting on a motorbike annotated 'Croydon 1940'.

Lynne and Bill Lord
Photo 1 is Lynne leaning on a bird bath. It is annotated ' "sis" Shirley 1936'.
Photo 2 is Bill in a casual suit sitting on a rowing boat, annotated 'Hove 1936'.

Mother, Father and Daughter
Photo 1 is a mother and father with a younger woman. She is wearing a bathing costume and they are sitting on a boulder at a beach.
Photo 2 is the younger woman sitting on a boulder on a beach.

Soldier, Woman and Radio Operator
Photo 1 is a lance corporal wearing a beret.
Photo 2 is a woman lying on a stony beach.
Photo 3 is a radio operator surrounded by radio equipment.

Lynne Lord
Lynne is dressed in black dinner jacket, pants and stockings. She is carrying a cane and is tap dancing on a piece of hardboard.
Photo 1 is annotated ' "Lyne" [sic] Shirley 1936'.
Photo 2 is annotated ' "Sis" Shirley 1937'.

Croydon Town Hall Coronation Illuminations
Photo 1 and 3 are the town hall gardens and are annotated 'Croydon Town Hall Gardens 1937 Coronation Illuminations'
Photo 2 is the Town hall, annotated 'Croydon Town Hall Coronation Illuminations'.

Three Airmen in a bath tub
Photo 1 is three men in shorts wearing turbans and sitting in a bath tub. Two of them have small stringed instruments and the third has a flag on a stick. It is annotated 'The Pilgrim Fathers - Andover 1942'.
Photo 2 has the same three men wearing…
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