St. James' War Memorial

Frederick James Ford

Surname: Ford
Other names: Frederick James
Other people in this story:
William Ford
Jane Ford
Edith Linda Ford née Mayo
Locations in this story:
Bridge, Kent
St. James Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset
France & Flanders
La Neuville British Communal Cemetery, Corbie, France
High Street, Shaftesbury

Frederick James Ford's birth was registered in Bridge, Kent, in early 1888, the son of William and Jane Ford.  He lived all his life, apart from Military Service, in Bridge.  He married Edith Linda Mayo in Bridge, Kent, in 1911.  His wife had been born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, but she was working at the time of her marriage as a Housemaid in Bridge.  Frederick (known normally as Fred) had joined the The Buffs (East Kent) Regiment rising to the rank of Lance Sergeant (Service No. G/5774).  He died of wounds in France & Flanders on 21st August 1916 and was buried at the La Neuville British Communal Cemetery, Corbie, France, (Grave Ref: II.A.30). He was awarded the Victory and British War medals as well as the 1915 Star.  His wife returned to Shaftesbury and lived at 44 St. James Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset.  Frederick is remembered on the War Memorial at St. James' Church, Shaftesbury, and on the Holy Trinity Church Memorial Board which is now situated in St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury.   His name also appears on the War Memorial in Bridge, Kent.  Edith did not remarry and by 1939 she was working as a Housekeeper for a Chemist at 14 High Street, Shaftesbury.  (NB.  This information was identified by Ian King as a result of his Dorset War Memorial research.)

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  • Shaftesbury Remembrance Sunday 2016
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 3
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 2
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 1

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives