|Place of birth||Burra, South Australia|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Burra, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||24|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Ford, Kooringa, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||9th Light Horse Regiment, 15th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/14/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Company Quartermaster Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||3rd Light Horse Regiment|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Family/military connections||Brother: 4174 Pte Robert Allan FORD, 50th Bn, returned to Australia, 17 March 1919.|
War service: Egypt, Palestine.
Reported for duty, 3rd Training Regiment, Tel el Kebir, 15 April 1916.
Reported for duty, No 1 Depot, Camel Transport Corps, Ein el Shems, 2 November 1916.
Appointed Temporary Corporal, 11 December 1916; Temporary Sergeant, 14 January 1917; Temporary Quartermaster Sergeant, 19 February 1917; Temporary Company Sergeant Major, 1 August 1917.
Admitted to 1/1 Lowlands Field Ambulance, 30 August 1917 (gun shot wound, right arm and leg), and transferred to 66th Casualty Clearing Station; to Hospital Train, 30 August 1917, and admitted to 24th Stationary Hospital, Cairo, 1 September 1917; transferred to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 3 September 1917.
Court of Enquiry, 25 September 1917, concluded: 'CSM Ford of Camel Transport Corps met with an accident through his own stupidity though not done purposely. He was on duty at the time.'
Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Wiltshire', 12 November 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 17 December 1917, for onward travel by rail to Adelaide; discharged (wounded), Adelaide, 27 May 1918.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||See 749 Wilfred Frank FORD for first period of service.|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, FORD Francis|