Private Harry Ford

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

24 Sep 1918

War time / or Pre War occupation

Coal carter


Godden & Rudd

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

48 Burr Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Vadencourt British Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


Beds & Herts Saturday Telegraph , 12th October 1918
Pte Harry Ford

Pte Harry Ford, 41898, 1st Battalion Northants Regiment, Machine Gun Section, became the third son lost to his family when he was killed in action in France on September 24th, 1918, a month before his 19th birthday.

An officer wrote to parents John and Emma Ford at 48 Burr Street, Luton: “Your son was killed instantaneously on the morning of September 24th. He was killed by machine gun bullets in the trench which was our final objective, and was buried with several others close by by the battalion chaplain.”

He had joined up about five months previously and had been in France only eight or nine weeks. Before joining up he was employed as a coal carter by Messrs Godden and Rudd.

Harry's brother Fred was killed in November 1914, and brother Albert Ford in 1916. A surviving son was fighting in Italy. [Frederick is commemorated twice on the Luton War Memorial in the names of Frederick Ford, with his stepfather's surname, and as Frederick John East, with his mother's maiden name].

Individual Location

Pte Harry Ford

Author: Deejaya

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