Charles Edward Ford

Rank: 
Private
Regimental number: 
842
Unit at enlistment: 
8th Battalion
Force: 
C.E.F.
Volunteered or conscripted: 
Volunteered
Survived the war: 
No
Date of death: 
March 20th, 1915
Cemetery: 
Wimereux Communal Cemetery - Pas de Calais, France - I.E.11.
Commemorated at: 
Paris District High School Memorial Plaque
Birth country: 
Canada
Birth county: 
Peel
Birth city: 
Caledon, Ontario
Next of kin address: 
Heath, Alberta
Trade or calling: 
Farmer
Religious denominations: 
Church of England
Marital status: 
Single
Age at enlistment: 
41

Letters and documents

Circumstances of Casualty: Died of Wounds. While on duty in front line trenches near Fleurbaix he was hit in the head and severely wounded by a bullet from an enemy sniper’s rifle. He was given first aid and taken to a dressing station and evacuated to Rawalpindi British Hospital, Wimereux, where he succumbed to his wounds.

BX March 27, 1915

Paris Boys Wounded – Names of Two Former Residents of That Town Included in the Casualty List

PARIS, March 27. – The names of two former residents of this town appear in the casualty lists this week.

Ford, Charles Edward

Private Charles Edward Ford, of Heath, Alberta, who died of wounds, lived here a number of years ago, when his father was head miller at the O’Neal Mill here.