Horace Utting FORDHAM

Regimental number32l
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolNorwood South Australia and School of Mines
AddressTusmore Avenue, Knights Bridge, Marryatville, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, G W Fordham, Tusmore Avenue, Marryatville, South Australia
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularAmongst first to enlist in August 1914 but died in Egypt before the AIF went into any action - was the second S.A. soldier known to have died in Service. (G W Fordham, Father)
FateDied of disease 11 February 1915
Place of death or woundingMena Camp, Egypt
Age at death24
Place of burialCairo War Memorial Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 157), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George William and Jane FORDHAM, Marryatville, South Australia
Family/military connectionsElder Brother of Lieutenant Roy O Fordham of same Battalion (George William Fordham, Father)
Miscellaneous detailsAddress entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as Tasmore Avenue.