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Francis FORD

Regimental number2110
Place of birthBurra, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressBurra, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 9.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Elizabeth Ford, Kooringa, South Australia
Enlistment date3 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 16 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 12 November 1917
Discharge date27 May 1918
Family/military connectionsBrother: 4174 Pte Robert Allan FORD, 50th Bn, returned to Australia, 17 March 1919.
Other details

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 detailsSee 749 Wilfred Frank FORD for first period of service.
SourcesNAA: B2455, FORD Francis

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