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  • Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 15th November 1916, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
Person Details
Nottingham
Arthur Ford was born in 1893 at Nottingham and was the son of John Iram Ford a chemist assistant and Annie Ford née McGinnis of 3 Throresby Street, Manvers Street, Sneinton, Nottingham. His father John was born in 1872 at Nottingham and his mother Annie McGinnis was born in 1872 at Gainsborough, they were married in 1891 at Nottingham and went on to have the following children, Rose Mary b1892, Arthur b1893 and Annie b1896 all were born in Nottingham.
09 Oct 1916
23
557898 - CWGC Website
1466
Corporal
1/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Arthur Ford enlisted at Nottingham on 12th December 1911 he gave his age as 18 yrs and 9 months his address was 6 Bobbersmill Road, Nottingham, he was a clerk and served with the 1/7th battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment. He was promoted to Corporal on 11th August 1915 and went to France 27th August 1916 embarking from Folkstone and landing at Boulogne the same day. He was killed in action whilst serving in the line near Bellacourt on 9th October 1916 he is buried in Bellacourt Military Cemetery, Riviere, France.
In Memoriam Nottingham Evening Post 9/10/1917: 'Ford. In loving memory of my beloved brother Corpl Arthur Ford Sherwood Foresters son of the late John Ford Sneinton. Killed in action October 9th 1916. Sadly missed by his loving wife Annie.' Thanks to Julian Putkowski for this identification
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  • Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 15th November 1916, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
    Arthur Ford - Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 15th November 1916, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
  • Arthur Ford - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Bellacourt Military Cemetery, Riviere , Pas de Calais, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle -