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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Ford, William Joshua (5064)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 25 years

Enlistment Details: Saturday, 17 July 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 5064              view online service record

105 Graham Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Emily Ford (mother)
105 Graham Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Friday, 17 December 1915
Ship: HMAT Berrima A35
Port: Sydney, NSW
Unit: 2nd Field Company Engineers – 13th Reinforcements

RTA: Saturday, 16 March 1918
Discharged: Friday, 22 November 1918

Brother: Frederick James Ford

Sapper, 12 Field Engineers, died of wounds, 30 December, 1922, Anzac Hostel, Brighton aged 32, commemorated Melbourne General Cemetery.

Parents: Samuel (late) and Mrs Emily FORD, born Port Melbourne. A 25-year-old blacksmith, he enlisted with his mother as next of kin, 105 Graham Street. Ford suffered severe wounds to the lower chest in November, 1916 and was returned to Australia suffering from paraplegia; died in 1922 as a result of war wounds. Interred Melbourne General Cemetery. Only (younger) brother, 1754, Frederick James FORD returned May, 1919, three sisters.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

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