Owen Clay FORD

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FORD, Owen Clay

Service Number: 8064
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Australian General Hospital: AIF
Born: Stapleford, Nottinghamshire, 1888
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Lace Draughtsman.
Died: Meningitis, 14th Stationary Hospital, Boulogne., France, 27 April 1917
Cemetery: Wimereux Communal Cemetery
Grave II. I. 15. Personal Inscription IN MEMORY OF THE DEARLY LOVED HUSBAND OF E.FORD STAPLEFORD, NOTTS
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World War 1 Service

13 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, SN 8064, 2nd Australian General Hospital: AIF
13 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, SN 8064, 2nd Australian General Hospital: AIF, HMAT Port Lincoln, Sydney
14 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, SN 8064, 2nd Australian General Hospital: AIF
14 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, SN 8064, 2nd Australian General Hospital: AIF, HMAT Port Lincoln, Sydney
27 Apr 1917: Involvement Private, SN 8064

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 28 and the son of George and Mary Elizabeth Ford and the brother of Francis Roy Ford. In 1911 they lived at 1 The Pastures Stapleford Nottinghamshire. He was married to Elizabeth E Smedley in 1914 in Nottingham. After emigrating to Australia they lived at "Hobart," Stockton, New South Wales. She returned to live with her father post-war, at 7 Bilbie Street, Nottingham.

Owen was a Lace Draughtsman-Nottingham  was the centre of the world's lace industry during the British Empire and is now a protected heritage area.

Owen served with the 2nd Australian General Hospital Staff, Australian Army Medical Corps. He died, aged 28, of cerebro-spinal meningitis at 14th Stationary Hospital, Boulogne.

Obituary notices published 30th April 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “FORD. – On the 26th inst., Owen C. Ford, A.A.M.C., beloved husband of E. E. (Cissie) Ford, aged 28 years. “FORD. – On the 26th inst., Owen C. Ford, A.A.M.C., dearly-loved third son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Ford, Stapleford, aged 28 years.”

 

He is remembered on the Stapleford War Memorial.

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