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William Walter Ernest FORD

Regimental number2568
Place of birthBristol, England
Place of birthEngland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressBoulder, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation37
Height5' 5"
Next of kinWife, Mrs Martha Amy Ford, 60 Vivian Street, Boulder, Western Australia
Enlistment date7 August 1916
Place of enlistmentKalgoorlie, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 9 November 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2568
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 June 1919
Discharge date15 August 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Somali', 1 June 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Perth, 15 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FORD William Walter Ernest

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