FORD, George Henry

No.S/4401, Rifleman, George Henry FORD
Aged 36

13th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own)
Died of his Wounds on Sunday, 20th August 1916

Born in Bury St.Edmunds in 1880 (3rd qtr 4a:596) son of George and Frances Mary FORD (née GARWOOD)

1881 census...Aged 8 months, he was at the barracks, Bury St Edmunds with his father George FORD [40] Private 12th Regt of Foot, born Ripe, Sussex; his mother Frances Mary [23] born Little Saxham.

1891 census...Aged 10, he was at 54 Whiting Street, Bury St.Edmunds with his parents; brothers Percy R [8] born Bury St.Edmunds, William A [6], Arthur E [4] and Charles L [1] ll born in Little Saxham.

1901 census...Aged 20, he was at Alverstoke, a private in the Rifle Brigade. At 36 Church Walk, Bury St.Edmunds were his parents; brothers Percy(labourer), Arthur, Herbert [5] and Sidney [9] both born Bury St.Edmunds.

1911 census...Aged 30, he was not found in this census, most likely in India with the Rifle Brigade. At Lambert Place, Bury St.Edmunds were his parents; brothers Herbert, Charles and Sidney and Arthur ( last 3 all labourers). His mother had lost one of her 7 children (Percy had died in 1909). Five sons were to die in the war, Arthur, Sidney, Herbert, George and William.

4 of his brothers also died in the war
Sidney see here
Herbert see here
Arthur see here
William see here

He enlisted in Charing Cross when resident in Wandsworth.
Dying of his wounds and no service records available, it cannot be stated where or when he was wounded.

photo - CWGC

George Ford is buried in Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'Abbe 3:D:57

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