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Edward Thomas FOORD

Regimental number3802
Place of birthCanterbury, New South Wales
SchoolAshfield Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationChairmaker
Address38 Norton Street, Ashfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.2
Height5' 10"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Foord, 18 Norton Street, Ashfield, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the 39th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date24 October 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentActing Sergeant
Unit name19th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 15 April 1917
Place of death or woundingNoreuil, Bapaume
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialNoreuil Australian Cemetery (Row F, Grave No. 19), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
88
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Rockwood Cemetery, Sydney, New South Wales. Parents: Edward Henry and Annie FOORD, 38 Norton Street, Ashfield, New South Wales. Photo: Andrew Richardson
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FOORD Edward Thomas

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