1. Grave:Dernancourt Communal Cemetery ExtensionV. B. 25.
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.122
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour21B GQS

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Family :

Son of Maj. Gen. Sir Richard Ford K.C.M.G. C.B. D.S.O. and Lady Ford, born in Kirkee, Bombay, India.

Education & Career :

Ford went to Wellington College in 1902.

He was in the Hill.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 7/Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) 

Action : Operations on the Ancre 

11 January - 13 March 1917. Operations on the Ancre concerned the gradual advance in the area around Miramont during which the Germans retired towards the Hindenburg Line defences.

Ford left Wellington to go to Sandhurst in 1906 before being commissioned into the Royal West Kent Regiment in 1908.

Serving with the 2nd Bttn. He was promoted Lieutenant and served in Lebong, Bengal in 1910.

He was attached to the 7th Bn. Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment).

In the earlier part of the War he served in Mesopotamia, but he met his death in France.

Detail :

He died aged 29 in France on 16 February 1917 of wounds received on 14 February and was buried at Dernancourt.

Buried at Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, V. B. 25., France. Commemorated at St Nicholas, Wickham, Hampshire & Wellington College.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Lebong No. 3321 E.C.Bengal
Joined : Light of the North No. 1308 E.C. Northern India

2nd September 1910
5th September 1911
4th July 1914

Initiated in to Lebong Lodge, Bengal India in 1910. Resigned 6th August 1913, meaning he was raised in Light of the North Lodge just after he joined 20th June 1914.

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