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Regimental number7581
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
SchoolSt. Joseph's Catholic School, Woollahra, New South Wales
Other trainingHe served with the compulsory trainees in Sydney
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address90 Cameron Street, Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, P Ford, 90 Cameron Street, Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military service12th Battery Australian Field Artillery
Enlistment date8 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 5, Battery 15
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Artillery Brigade
FateKilled in Action 14 August 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death21.2
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialLarch Wood (Railway Cutting) Cemetery (Plot I, Row J, Grave No. 10), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Paul and Bridget FORD. Native of Sydney, New South Wales. Buried near this spot
Family/military connectionsHis brother was killed in France, Lieutentant J P Ford

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