The eldest son of John and Mary-Ann Lord, Harold Vivian Lord was a member of a successful pioneering pastoral family with considerable land holdings in South Australia. He attended the school as a boarder from The Pinnacles via Broken Hill, excelled at tennis and drawing, and produced a book of cartoons while a student.
Each of the Lord sons was bequeathed a station property by their father; while some family members went their own way, Harold Lord remained in the family partnership of J.V. Lord and Sons. He retained an interest in pastoral activities until his retirement with his wife to Adelaide.
There were no children from his marriage and Prince Alfred College was the main beneficiary of Harold Lord's estate. With the settling of his affairs the school received a substantial amount in 1967. This was used to purchase Pirie Street (which divided the school property) and to establish the Harold Vivian Lord Memorial Walk as a link between the preparatory and senior schools. Three generations of the family are pictured at the walk, commemorating, Harold Lord's contribution to Prince Alfred College (photo 2001).