Saturday, 18 February 2012

War dead - Machine Gun Officer Lieutenant KC Ford

Machine Gun Officer
Lieutenant KC Ford
"Machine Gun Officer Lieutenant KC Ford died of wounds received in Plogstrat Wood on the 1st December 1915. This cross would have been placed above him in a temporary grave on the field which is why the cross has a large hole in the middle, obviously caused by ongoing gunfire. After proper reburial in due course such wooden crosses were sent home to the place which had once been the soldier’s home. "

"He was the son of Archdeacon the Venerable George Adam Ford and Ellen Isabella Ford of The Rectory, Ashill, Norfolk. He was born in Norwich and had been educated at Marlborough College"

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