Private Ernest George Foord

Title (Mr/ Mrs/ Capt/ Rev etc): 

First name(s): 

Ernest George

Surname only: 

Foord

 

Pte Ernest George Foord, 27058, 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment attached to the 10th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment, was killed in action on July 22nd, 1916, after serving only three weeks on the Somme. He was aged 29.

Born in Islington, London, in 1886, where parents George and Sarah Ann still lived, he had been a booking clerk at the Great Northern Railway Station in Luton for ten years. At the time of the 1911 Census, Ernest Foord was lodging at 'Kimberley,' Old Bedford Road, Luton. He was the second Bute Street booking clerk to died while with the Forces - Herbert William Sexton died in Malta in October 1915 after being invalided from Gallipoli.

Pte Foord enlisted under the "Derby" scheme in March 1916 and had only recently been drafted to France. He was killed in action by a shell.

 

Service or Civilian?: 

Service Number: 

27058

Regiment: 

Medals Awarded: 

Employer: 

Great Northern Railway

War time / or Pre War occupation: 

Booking clerk

Place of Birth: 

Islington
United Kingdom

Place of Death: 

Somme
France

War Memorial Location: 

Grave Location: 

France

World War I Address: 

Old Bedford Road
Luton
United Kingdom

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Images: 

Pte Ernest George Foord

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Year of Birth: 

1 886

Year of Death: 

1 916

Month of Death: 

Jul

Day of Death: 

22

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Most Relevant Date: 

Saturday, July 22, 1916

Source: 

Source Date: 

Thursday, August 3, 1916