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William Joseph FORD

Regimental number3077
Place of birthIpswich, Queensland
SchoolIpswich State School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Ann Ford, cnr of Wellington Road and Trafalgar Street, East Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date7 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 30 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 5 July 1916
Place of death or woundingLa Douve Farm, Messines Battle, Belgium
Age at death30
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialLa Plus Douve Farm Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 5), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Joseph and Mary Ann FORD, Longland Street, East Brisbane, Queensland. Native of Ipswich, Queensland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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