Norman Arthur FORDE

Regimental number38679
Date of birth24 January 1896
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales, Australia
Other trainingSt John?s College (1905-10)
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 8"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, F H Forde, St Heliers Bay, Auckland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 October 1916
Place of enlistmentAuckland
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, 22nd Reinforcements, E Company (Unattached)
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on board Mokoia on 13 February 1917
Final rankPrivate
Final unit1st Battalion, Wellington Infantry Regiment
FateKilled in Action 3 October 1917
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsTyne Cot Memorial (New Zealand Apse, Panel No 6), Zonnebeke, Belgium
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Mr & Mrs Frederick Hamilton Forde, Auckland
Family/military connectionsBrother: 13505 Gunner Hugh Douglas FORDE, New Zealand Field Artillery, died of wounds, 26 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Wellington, 12 February 1917; disembarked Plymouth, England, 2 May 1917, and marched in to Sling Camp.

Proceeded overseas to France, 6 June 1917; joined 1st Bn, Wellington Infantry Regiment, in the field, 26 June 1917.

Admitted to No 3 NZ Field Ambulance, 24 July 1917 (sprained left ankle: accidental injury, soldier in no way to blame; 'the disability is of a trivial nature'); discharged to duty and rejoined unit, 3 August 1917.

Killed in action, Belgium, 3 October 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsParents: Frederick Hamilton and Dorothy FORDE (both b. New Zealand)
SourcesNominal Roll Vol. 3: Roll 55, p. 16
Archives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805

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