Kenneth George Haslam Ford & Frederick Cater
St Nicholas Church
RIP: in memory of Lieut. K C Ford, Machine Gun Officer, 1st Cheshire Regt.
Died of wounds received in Ploegsteert Wood, Dec 1st 1915.
The cross is marked by a shrapnel hole. Quite ornate whitewashed and hand painted.
Kenneth George Haslam Ford, Lieutenant, 11th battalion the Cheshire Regiment, aged 20. He was the son of Archdeacon the Venerable George Adam Ford and Ellen Isabella Ford of The Rectory, Ashill, Norfolk. He was born in Norwich and had been educated at Marlborough College.
From Breckland Roll of Honour:
Lieutenant KENNETH GEORGE HASLAM FORD 11th Bn., Cheshire Regiment who died age 20 on 1 December 1915. Son of the Venerable George Adam Ford (former Archdeacon and Senior Chaplin to HM Indian Ecclesiastical Establishment) and Ellen Isabella Ford, of The Rectory, Ashill. Born at Norwich. Educated at Marlborough College. Kenneth enlisted with the Royal Field Artillery on the outbreak of war. By November 1914 he was commanding a machine gun section on the Western Front. He was fatally wounded by a sniper whilst conducting a reconnaissance to find a German emplacement at Ploegsteert on 30 November 1915 and died, age 20, the following day. Link
Kenneth George Haslam Ford
Date of Death: 01/12/1915
Regiment/Service: Cheshire Regiment 11th Bn.
Grave Reference: I. D. 39.
Cemetery: BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, NORD
Additional Information: Son of the Venerable George Adam Ford (Archdeacon) and Ellen Isabella Ford, of The Rectory, Ashill, Norfolk. Born at Norwich. Educated at Marlborough College.
5940 CPL F CATER
Standard British Army Cross with GRU tags. Shows signs of insertion, top is damaged, One GRU tag is broken.
The Cater family had another son Osbourne W Cater who was killed on the 22nd of August 1918. There are four Cater or Cator men named on the Ashill War memorial, CHances ae in these small farming communities they are all related.
Service No: 5940
Date of Death: 19/07/1916
Regiment/Service: Gloucestershire Regiment 2nd/6th Bn.
Grave Reference: II. G. 34.
Cemetery:LAVENTIE MILITARY CEMETERY, LA GORGUE
Son of James and Maria Cater, of 13, Ashill, Thetford, Norfolk.
Photos courtesy of David Milborrow