Frederick George Ford (my father)

1916 born May 15th, Lodmoor Hill, Weymouth
1926 attending Westham Boys School, Cromwell Road, Weymouth
1930 working as a delivery boy in London (Lipton's?)
1934 with Royal Engineers Territorial Army from 16/2/1934 to 31/1/1937
1937 February 1st, enlisted in Regular Army (Royal Engineers) at Dorchester (or Doncaster?), army no. 2032415, trade on enlistment with army was turner
1937 December 7th, recruits training completed
1937 December 8th, "General Duties and AA work"
1937 May 25th, gained 3rd class General Education Certificate at Chatham
1937 November 11th, "remustered"
1938 "Weapon Training"
1938 June 20th, gained 2nd class General Education Certificate
1939 abroad with British Expeditionary Force from 13/9/1939 to 21/3/1940
1940 April 30th, "General Field Works Instructor"
1940 May 11th, married Marjorie May Duggan
(born Hereford 5/1/1919 died Portland 15/1/1981)
Fred Ford fishing off White Nothe, Weymouth Bay in 'The Pixie'
1958 Fishing off White Nothe, Weymouth Bay
in 'The Pixie'
1941 January 17th, confirmed "War Substantive Rank of Corporal"
1941 February 7th, "General Field Corporal Duties"
1943 January 30th, "remustered"
1943 February 27th, appointed Lance Sergeant
1943 living at 32 White Cross Road, Hereford
1944 living at 182 Kingsway, Hereford
1944 January 16th, awarded 1939-43 star
1944 granted 9 days leave from February 9th to 18th
1944 June 3rd, embarked UK
1944 June 6th, disembarked France (D Day invasion), landing on Sword Beach with 3 Platoon 84 Field Company
1944 June, in Hermanville for several weeks, see From the Shores of The Moray Firth The Story of 84 Field Company Royal Engineers 1944-1945 Third Edition 2021, by Marc Dyos
1944 September 27th, reported wounded, Casualty List No. 1562
1944 in N W Europe to 15/12/1945
1945 awarded the 1939-45 star
1945 granted 11 days leave from July 28th to August 8th
1945 December 16th, in UK (bomb disposal?) to 7/3/1946
1946 released from army at Brighton January 4th
with Hereford Fire Service to 1953
1946 living at 201 Grandstand Road, Hereford
1946 Fireman No 281425 at Hereford Fire Station
1948 gained Diploma in Practical and Applied Psychology by a correspondence course from Psychology Publishing Ltd
1953 living at 17 Love Lane, Weymouth
with Vickers Armstrong as machine tool setter to c1965
1957 living at 61 Chapelhay Heights, Weymouth
1966 Employed as maintenance engineer at Dorset Family Bakers, Lynch Lane, Weymouth.
1966 Feb 17th, filmed by Westward Television for episode of local news programme Westward Diary. The interview dealt with his voluntary work as music librarian for ''Worldwide Tape Talk".
1973 Employed as security staff at AUWE Southwell (also Town Bridge House, Weymouth and Egdon Hall, Lynch Lane)
1982 living at 19(?) Hamilton Close, Littlemoor
1995 died (Dorchester)
Marjorie May Duggan
1936 Marjorie May Duggan
his children
Raymond Alan
Carole Ann
Ann Marie
Robert Andrew (me)
 Christmas 1960
c1960 Ann, Fred, Bob, Carole, Marjorie
Raymond Alan Ford
Raymond Alan c1950
Carole Ann Ford
Carole Ann with Fred in 1959
Ann Marie Ford
Ann Marie, c1965
Robert Andrew Ford
Robert Andrew (Bob) in 1984 with one-day-old Nicholas