Walter William Ford

Service:                Army

Rank:                   Private

Service No:           25808

Unit:                     3rd. Bn. Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Walter was born in St George Bristol in 1886.  His parents were Samuel & Elizabeth Ford, Samuel was employed at a Chemical Works. In 1911 Walter then 25 was employed as a corset presser & had been married to his wife Florence Emily for a year, they were living at 31 Seneca Street, St. George, Bristol  & Walters parents were living in Avon Vale Road.

The 3rd (Reserve) Battalion was formed in August 1914: in Halifax. A depot/training unit, it remained in UK throughout the war. Moved on mobilisation to Earsdon and on in May 1915 to North Shields for duty with Tyne Garrison.

 Private Walter William Ford died on the 20th February 1919 and is Remembered with Honour at Bristol (Avon View) Cemetery. Grave ref: PT 391.


 Image from private collection of Doug Crew.

Henry was awarded the The  British War Medal & Victory Medal.



Commonwealth War Graves Commission

1981, 1901 & 1911 UK household census