Other names: Hubert Frank
Locations in this story: Dean, Woodcutts, WiltshireSixpenny Handley, DorsetSutton Waldron, DorsetBoscombe, HampshirePoole, DorsetSalisbury, Wiltshire
Story: Hubert Frank Ford was born at Dean, Woodcutts, Wiltshire, on 17 Jul 1893 and baptised at Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, on 20 Aug 1893 the son of Sidney Ford and Flora Ford (nee Fanner). He lived his early life in the area and by 1911 was living at Sutton Hill Cottages, Sutton Waldron, Dorset. He had enlisted and served with the Territorial Force of the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment (Service No. 206421) and the 5th Battalion of the Hampshire Regiment (Service No. 2056). He achieved the rank of Lance Corporal. It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge was awarded the British War Medal only. He possibly married an Edith Maud Cummins and there was one child born in 1931 but beyond that no marriage record can be found. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 58 Palmerston Road, Boscombe, Hampshire, working as a Lorry Driver at a Cordite Factory. He is recorded as 'marrying' a second time to Audrey Stella Salanson in the Poole, Dorset, Registry area in 1942. His death was recorded at the Salisbury, Wiltshire, Registry in 1985..