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Roger FORD

Regimental number780
Place of birthNorth Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolMilson Point Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address38 Little Arthur Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinWife, Mrs Gertrude Ford, 38 Little Arthur Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date13 December 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameNo 1 Mining Corps
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 20 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Tunnelling Company
FateDied of disease 16 March 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death34
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialPoperinghe New Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 18), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James William and Elizabeth Annie FORD; husband of Gertrude FORD, 210 West Street, North, Sydney, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsPrivate E J Richards No. 4279: A Company 2nd Battalion. Killed in action , France, aged 25 years (Brother-in-law). (Gertrude Brown (nee Ford). Mother)

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