Alfred Ford

View Alfred on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
Service number:
Lance Corporal
Leicestershire Regiment
Date of birth:
13 September 1892
Date of death:
14 July 1916
Age at Death:
FORD Alfred

Known information

Alfred Ford was a shoeworker and the husband of Emily Ford. The couple had one child. Alfred was born in Morcott on 13 September 1892 to F Ford and his wife who later moved to 12 New Street, Oakham. He enlisted on 17 September 1915 into the 7th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment. He was promoted to Corporal on 21 November, went out to France on 17 February 1916. Alfred was killed in action on 14 July during the Battle of the Somme when the Leicestershires attacked Bazentin-le-Petit Wood. He has no known grave and is remembered on Pier 3A of the Thiepval Memorial as well as on the war memorial in Oakham. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has his age as 25. After the war his widow Emily remarried and was recorded as living in Bourne.

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  • Oakham Memorial
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Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.

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