J B B Ford

Captain John Ballard Berkeley Ford Royal West Kent Regiment died of wounds received in action on 18 February 1917.

John was born in Kirkee, India, the son of Majar General Sir Richard Ford KCMG CB DSO and Lady Ford. He went to Wellington from 1902. He was in the Hill.

He went to Sandhurst in 1906 and was commissioned and gazetted to the 2nd Bttn Royal West Kent Regiment in 1908. 

In the Great War he served with the 7th Bttn first in Mesopotamia before going to the Western Front where he was wounded on 14 February 1917. He died of those wounds two days later.

He was initiated into Lebong Lodge No 3321 in Bengal when serving in India and later joined Lodge Light in the East No 1308.