The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private C Foord


Private Charles FOORD, S/861, 1st  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of paraplegia, heart failure at The King George Hospital, Stamford Street, SE1, at 1.50am, 10th December 1918, age 40. 

Born Hastings, Sussex, enlisted 18th September 1914, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, age 32, height 5ft 4 inches. Formerly labourer.

Son of Mr. Charles Foord, of 15, Bridge Street, Newhaven, Sussex.

Previously served in Royal Sussex Regiment.

Postings - Home, 18th September 1914 to 16th April 1915; BEF 17th April 1915; Prisoner of War, 26th October 1917 to 24th August 1918; Home, 25th August 1918 to  10th December 1918.

7th December 1914, tried by Court Martial, "When on Active Service, conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline", awarded 42 days detention, in detention at Lewes, back to duty 10th January 1915, 7 days permitted for good behaviour; 29th March 1915, awarded 14 days Field Punishment No.2. for absence, drunkenness, urinating outside No.7. hut; 3rd August 1915, awarded 14 days Field Punishment No.2.; 20th July 1916, appointed Lance Corporal ; In arrest 8th August 1916 to 16th August 1916, tried 17th August 1916 by Court Martial, for drunkenness when prewarned for parade, sentenced to 28 days Field Punishment No.1.

Posted Missing 26th October 1917, Prisoner of War at  Giessen. Repatriated 25th August 1918. Admitted to The King George Hospital, Stamford Street, SE1, 25th August 1918.

Funeral at Brookwood Cemetery, Saturday 14th December 1918.

Buried at Brookwood Military  Cemetery, VI. C. 8. Surrey.

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