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FordReginald13808PrivateBase Co
Source: QSA Medal Rolls
Imperial Yeomanry
FordReginaldCaptainFORD, REGINALD, Captain, was born 7 December 1868, son of Reverend C H Ford, of Bishopton. He entered the Royal Marines 1 February 1889; became Lieutenant, Army Service Corps, 15 January 1893, and Captain 1 July 1896. He served in the South African War, 1899-1900, in charge of Supply Park 24 March 1900 to 31 August 1901; and was present at operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900, including operations at Paardeberg (17 to 26 February) and action at Driefontein; operations in the Transvaal, May to June, 1900, including action near Johannesburg; operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to November 1900, including action at Belfast (26 to 27 August). He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 8 February and 10 September 1901]; received the Queen's Medal with six clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette 27 September 1901]: "Reginald Ford, Captain, Army Service Corps. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented by the King 29 October 1901. He was promoted to Major 1 April, 1903; was Assistant Director of Supplies and Transport, 1st Army Corps, 14 October 1903 to 31 May 1905, and Deputy Director of Supplies and Transport, Aldershot Army Corps, 1 June 1905 to 13 October 1906; was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel 27 October 1911. He served in the European War, from 5 August 1914 to 1 November 1914, as Assistant Director of Supplies, British Expeditionary Force; from 2 November 1914 to 28 August 1915, as Deputy Director of Supplies, BEF; from 29 August 1915 to 3 November 1915, as DA and QMG, 11th Army Corps, BEF. He became Colonel 27 October 1915; was Director of Supplies and Transport, Levant Base, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 4 November 1915 to 14 March, 1916; DAQMG, Egyptian Expeditionary Force, and British Armies in France, 28 March 1916 to 28 October 1916; DAQMG, Headquarters, British Armies in France, 30 October 1916. He was promoted to Major General 3 June, 1918; for his services in the Great War was mentioned in Despatches, created a CMG in 1915, a CB in 1917, and a KCMG in 1919. Sir Reginald Ford married, in 1894, Alice Hope, daughter of Major General Balmain and widow of E H Lockley, of The Grange, Chobham, Surrey.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Army Service Corps
FordReginald John6489PrivateSource: QSA Medal Rolls27th Company, 7th Btn, IY
FordRichard4132PrivateQSA (5). Initials 'R.O.' on E.C. Roll. Slight Wound, Zandsfontein, 29 Apr 02.
Source: QSA medal rolls
1st (King's) Dragoon Guards
FordRichard WilliamMajorFORD, RICHARD WILLIAM, Major, was born 26 September 1857. He joined the Army 5 February 1881, and served in the Egyptian Expedition of 1882 (Medal and Bronze Star); became Major, Royal Army Medical Corps 5 February 1893. He served in the South African War, 1899-1900, in charge of a Stationary Hospital, Pretoria. He took part in the Relief of Kimberley, and was present in the operations in Orange Free State, February to May 1900, including operations at Paardeberg (17 to 26 February); actions at Poplar Grove and Driefontein; operations in Orange River Colony, including actions at Vet River (5 and 6 May) and Zand River. Operations in the Transvaal, June, 1900; operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July 1900. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 16 April, 1904]; received the Queen's Medal with four clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 19 April, 1901]: "Richard William Ford, Major (now Lieutenant Colonel), Royal Army Medical Corps. In recognition of services during the recent operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented by the King 3 June, 1901. He had become Lieutenant Colonel 5 February 1901. From 17 August 1901, to 16 August 1906, he was Deputy Surgeon, Royal Hospital, Chelsea, and from 4 May 1911 to 25 January 1913, he was Assistant Director of Medical Services, Eastern Command. He became Major General 1 June, 1914; Deputy Director of Medical Services, Northern Command, 14 July 1914. He served in the European War from 1914 to 1917; was created a CB in 1916; was Administrative Medical Officer, Woolwich; created a KCMG 1917; retired 20 December 1917. Sir W Ford married, in 1884, Mary Augusta, daughter of Rear Admiral Wainwright, RN.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Royal Army Medical Corps
FordRichard Yelland3633TrooperSource: Nominal roll in WO127Kitchener's Horse
FordRobert Henry703 CorporalSource: Nominal roll in WO127Imperial Light Infantry
FordRobert Mayne1570TrooperServed 26 Nov 01 to 03 Jan 03. to S.A.C.
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Steinaecker's Horse
FordSSource: QSA and KSA medal rolls82nd Battery, RFA
FordS2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
(Prince of Wales's Own) West Yorkshire Regiment
FordS5233PrivateDied of disease. Pretoria, 18 April 1900
2nd Battalion.
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
(Duke of Edinburgh's) Wiltshire Regiment
FordS5233PrivatePrisoner. Rensburg, 14 February 1900
2nd Battalion.
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
(Duke of Edinburgh's) Wiltshire Regiment
FordS2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
(Duke of Edinburgh's) Wiltshire Regiment
FordS5233Private2nd Battalion
Demise: Died of disease 04 Apr 1900
Place: Waterval POW Camp
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
(Duke of Edinburgh's) Wiltshire Regiment
FordS1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
(King's) Liverpool Regiment
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