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Arthur FORD

Regimental number10032
Place of birthGlen Innes, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressP O Balmain, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height 5' 6.25"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinFather, Thomas H Ford, P O Balmain, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date30 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 August 1915
Place of enlistmentWarwick Farm, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Reinforcement 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 17 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal (Awarded Military Medal)


Conspicuous daring and coolness in carrying out gallant act of rescue. (East of Ypres.
Recommendation date: 22 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 31 January 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Jane FORD. Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance.
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Discharge date7 June 1918
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Osterley', 31 January 1918; discharged (medically unfit), 7 June 1918.

Medals: Military Medaly, Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death28 December 1938
Age at death55
Place of burialField of Mars Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, FORD Arthur

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