Private Ernest George Foord

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

22 Jul 1916

War time / or Pre War occupation

Booking clerk


Great Northern Railway

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

Old Bedford Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location


War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 3rd August 1916
Pte Ernest George 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.


Pte Ernest George Foord

Author: Deejaya

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