Frederic Ives Lord enlisted in the U.S. Army but was discharged from the 3rd Texas Infantry when it was learned that he was too young for military service. With an altered birth certificate that declared he was born in 1894, Lord went to Canada where he enlisted in the Royal Flying Corps. After completing his training in England, he joined 79 Squadron in France. Flying the Sopwith Dolphin, Lord and four other pilots in the squadron became aces. Post-war became vice-president of the Garland-Lord Aircraft Sales Company.
Listed as Frederick Ives Lord in the Supplement to the London Gazette, the 1900 and 1920 U.S. censuses, and the 1905 Wisconsin State Census. Listed as Frederic Lord in the California Death Register, the 1910 U.S. census and the Social Security Death Index.
Lt. (T./Capt.) Frederick Ives Lord.
A gallant officer, bold in attack and skilful in manoeuvre. On the 27th June he, single-handed, attacked and destroyed a Fokker biplane. On his return journey he observed one of our formations engaged with a number of Pfalz scouts; joining in the combat he shot down one which crashed.
Flying Officer (A./Flt. Lt.) Frederick Ives Lord, D.F.C.
On the 27th June, 1919, whilst piloting an R.E.8 machine, he found the position of the enemy on the Pinega River, four versts from Pilegori, and attacked the moving columns from a height of 200 feet with such effect that their transport was stampeded and their expected attack broke down, without any casualties being sustained by our forces.