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Frederick James FORD

Regimental number1754
Date of birth1898
Place of birthPort Melbourne, Victoria
SchoolNott Street State School, Port Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionBaptist
OccupationCarpenter
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Ford, 105 Graham Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date5 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 14 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Discharge date10 October 1919 (medically unfit)
Family/military connectionsBrother: 5064 Sapper William Joshua FORD, 12th Field Company Engineers, returned to Australia, 16 March 1918; died of war injuries, 30 December 1922.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Served a total of 1741 dags, of which 1540 served overseas.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in the Second World War.
Date of death19 June 1961
Age at death63
Place of burialLilydale Cemetery (Roman Catholic Section, 2, War Grave 136), Victoria

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