Ford. Charles Walter

Ford. Charles Walter

Rank: Chief Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class

Regiment: H.M.S.'Defence

Died: May 31, 1916

Number: 270086

Aged: 38

Charles was chief Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class aboard HMS Defence, she was sunk at the battle of Jutland with the loss of all hands.  Charles was married to Annie, they were living in Devonport in 1901 Census.  (Annie died in Feb 9th 1911.)

Annie was the daughter of Commander Robert F Newcombe R.N. of 1 Nelson Terrace Westward Ho! In 1911 census he was the Sub Postmaster and following Annies death many of the Ford Children were living with them.

Family grave St Margarets Churchyard ( Y2k 4)

Memorial: Northam

Memorial: Westward Ho

Remembered with honour:

Plymouth Naval Memorial. Panel 14. Northam War Memorial, 

St Margarets Book of Remembrance. WestwardHo! Church Memorial Board.

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