Sergeant Walter Henry Ford

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

3 May 1915

War time / or Pre War occupation

Carrier's carman


Sutton and Co, Melson Street


Service Number


Place of Birth

62 New Town Street
United Kingdom

World War I Address

11 May Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location


War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 27th May 1915
Sgt Walter Henry Ford


Sgt Walter Henry (Harry) Ford, 9047, Rifle Brigade, was killed in action at Hill 60 on May 3rd, 1915. He lived at 11 May Street, Luton, and left a widow (Minnie Clara) and three children (Doris Emily, Beatrice Maud and Harry). The couple had married at St Paul's Church, Luton, early in 1907

Before war broke out Sgt Ford was a lance-corporal on the reserve list. He had served three years in Egypt, and had been a reservist for nine years when he was called up in August 1914. Practically the whole of his time as a reservist he was employed by Messrs Sutton and Co, carriers of 32 Melson Street.

When he was called up he was made sergeant at once, and until Christmas 1914 he was a drill instructor to men of the New Army at Sheerness. He left for France on December 27th, 1914, and went through a number of big engagements, including Neuve Chapelle and Hill 60.

Sgt Ford had three brothers also serving, one with the RAMC and two with the Bedfords, one of whom was at the front.


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Sgt Walter Henry Ford

Author: Deejaya

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