Grave marker application and resulting marker for Pfc Harry W. Lord, Jr. at
Lot 14 1/2, Tree Section, Grave 4 in the Fluvanna Cemetery, Ellicott
(Chautauqua), New York.
Note that the application shows that Pfc Lord was killed in action on
23 February 1945. Morning Report entries however, paint a highly
On 23 February 1945 he was listed as having been sent to a
hospital due to illness on 21 Feb 45 and it was classed as a non-battle
The March 1st report, however, corrects that entry to read
as "seriously injured in action 21 Feb 45 (Battle Casualty)" and he was
then classed as having "died of injuries on 23 Feb 45 (Battle
Then on 16 March, the entries of "seriously injured in
action and "died of injuries are withdrawn and replaced by the original
status of "sick in hospital, 21 Feb 45; and " deceased 23 Feb 45 (non
Obviously the reports reaching the company from whatever
field hospital Pfc Lord was in were continually changing.
The one inescapable fact was that he was deceased.