Altrincham WW1 

Benjamin (Ben) Ford

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:08th Bn
Name of Rgt or Ship:Royal Scots Fusiliers
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:GreeceGrave Photo:No
Cemetery or Memorial:Doiran Cemetery, Lake Doiran
Town Memorial:Mere & Knutsford
Extra Information:
Born at Mere during the June quarter 1892 in the Altrincham R.D. - ref:
8a/199, the son of Joseph & Ann Eliza Ford (nee Woodhall).

1901 Census - Hulse Heath, Mere.   Son - aged: 8 - born: Mere, Cheshire.  
Head of household - Joseph Ford - Married - aged: 47 - occ: Farmer - born:
Tabley, Cheshire.   Also - Anne E. Ford - aged 42 - born: Mobberley.   
Plus 6 siblings.

1911 Census - Hulse Heath, Mere, Cheshire.     Son - aged: 18 - occ:
Working on Farm - born: Mere, Cheshire.  Head of Household - Joseph Ford -
Married - aged: 57 - occ: Farmer - born: Tabley.   Also Eliza Ann Ford -
Wife - aged: 52 - born: Mobberely, Cheshire.     Plus 4 brothers and one

He enlisted at Knutsford.

He was killed during the Second Battle of Doiran 18th - 19th September
1917.  The Battle was a disaster for the British Divisions - they had to
frontally assault 'Pip Ridge' which was a 2000 foot high heavily defended
mountain ridge with fortresses built on some of the higher mountains,
notably Grand Couronne.

His MIC states that he was drafted to France on the 20th September 1915. 
He qualified for three war medals - the 1915 Star, the BWM & the VM.

Memorials found on:
St. Mary's (Rosthern)
Mere Parish
Altrincham & District Roll of Honour
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