Garnet Lord was born in Delamere where his father managed the local store before turning to mixed farming and butchering after the Great War. Garnet was an only child until his brother was born in 1915 and often helped his father, such as driving sheep to the Normanville market. Before he turned six Garnet began at the Delamere school. A love of books and admiration for a teacher led Garnet to talk about becoming a teacher, an ambition that his parents supported. He went to Adelaide High School in 1920 and on to the Adelaide Teachers' College in 1924. His first appointment was to the one teacher school at Pygery, Eyre Peninsula, and the Education Department fostered young love by appointing his girl friend, Ella Parsons, to Wudinna East, just down the railway line. The following year, 1927, they were both appointed to suburban schools and married. Mr Lord was at Rose Park for fifteen years before serving at various suburban schools. The couple had two children.
State Library of South Australia (31st May 2017). Garnet James Lord. In Website State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 21st Feb 2018 14:41, from http://digital.collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/nodes/view/915