Lola, There are no records showing up in Record Search nor the Australian War Memorial for him
I found this article which may explain a few things
If he did die in WW1 he might have been serving in the British forces instead of Australia - either that or he didn't serve under his real name
Lola, I found this article in Trove dated 1919
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
Re ERIC CHARLTON LORD, late of Brisbane, In the State of Queensland. Scainan oil "Rcdrlff," deceased.
' Notice is.hereby given that all creditors and other persons having claims agalnst'the Estate of the abovenamed Eric Charlton Lord, ' late of Brisbane, in : the- 'State of Queensland, deceased, who died on or about the Twenty-third day of February, 1917, at South Shields, England, - are hereby required to soud thulr claims to the Public Curator, Brisbane, on \or before the Fifteenth day of September, /1919. . And .that after the expiration of the lastmentioned date the .Public Curator will proceed to distribute the assets of the said deceased" amongst' ihe parties entitled thereto, having regard only to . the claims of which he shall then have had notice.'
Dated this. Fourteenth day o£ July,
Lola, Sorry about the translation - I thought I had correct the wording
You could try checking British War Records or get his death certificate to find more information -
I can check his birth/parents if needed - sorry I couldn't find him listed in our records for any war service
Lola, I have checked for his death on the UK GRO Index and he is not listed - if you can access Merchant Marine Records in the UK maybe they have a record of his death? If he died in South Shields you would think that the death would have been registered?
Lola, Yes it might be a typo - I hope it turns out to be him
Please let me know how you go
Hi Elizabeth - back again finally as the certificate only arrived this afternoon, and has taken me ages to find the blog site. better save it in my favourites.
As I thought no parents listed on the death certificate, but he was 28 and an able seaman on board the S/S Redriff of Stephen Street, Brisbane Queensland.
if you would like a copy I can send it to you. but from my memory [sorry should have looked at that before I came on here] think his mother may have lived in Stephen Street. I do know she lived in Queensland. and the notice in the paper said he died on or about 23 Feb and Charles died 28 Feb 1917. So a great result - again thanks so much for your help. Kind regards Lola
Lola, Thanks for the update - that is great news that it is the correct one
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