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Ford, Reginald Frederick

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Private Reginald Frederick Ford (42124)
Died on Sunday 1st September 1918, aged 19
Son of Ernest & Alice Ford
Father's occupation: Farmer
Born Q1 1899 at Hurst
1 sister, 1 brother, position in family: 3
Local address: 141 London Road, Reading
Enlisted:Abingdon North Molton
Regiment:East Yorkshire Regiment
Battalion:4th Bn.
Previous unit:3897 Berkshire Yeomanry
Died:Sunday 1st September 1918
Commemorated:Grave at Chauny Communal Cemetery British Extension

Reginald Ford was born in Hurst on the 8th January 1899, to Ernest and Alice (née Matthews).

In 1901 the family were living in Watmores Lane, Winnersh, and Ernest was a farmer.

By 1911 they had moved to Watchetts Farm in Frimley, Surrey. At this time Ernest was a farm bailiff.

Reginald was reported missing on 16th July 1918. He was a prisoner of war in the camp at Dercy when he died on 1st September 1918.

Reginald was 19 years old. He rests in the British Extension of the Chauny Communal Cemetery, Ainse, France. He is also commemorated on a tryptych in All Saints' Church, North Moreton, Oxfordshire.


Reginald Ford at Chauny Communal Cemetery British Extension
Chauny Communal Cemetery British Extension

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun, and in morning
We will remember them.
Lawrence Binyon