John Edward Lord was born in Ballarat and was a Railway man by trade when he enlisted in the 14th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement on 10 July 1915 at the age of 23. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 29 December 1915. He was attached to the 12th Field Company Engineers while in Egypt in March 1916. In April he was hospitalised for a short period with a knee injury but by June he was fit to move to France. In September he transferred to the 12th Field Ambulance with whom he served through the war. On July 4th 1918 he was wounded in action and evacuated to England for treatment to a gunshot wound to his foot. He did not return to the Front but returned to Australia as a member of the nursing staff on the Bakara, disembarking at Melbourne on February 14th 1919.
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