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Private 65538 David ORFORD
23rd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

Killed in Action,   Saturday 7th September 1918,   France,   age 40

Home address:75 Croft Street, Hyde, Cheshire
Born:1878, Hyde, Cheshire
Parents:Mary Orford and David Orford
58 Oldham Street, Hyde, Cheshire
Marital status:Married to Eliza Orford (née Smith)
75 Croft Street, Hyde, Cheshire
Occupation:Insurance Agent and Collector, Pearl Assurance Company
Enlisted:Hyde, Cheshire
Remembered:Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, Nord, France,
plot II, row U, grave 27.
Link to Hyde:Born in Hyde

From the Hyde Reporter, 21st September 1918, page 3, column 2:

Killed whilst on patrol duty on the afternoon of the 6th September. He was crossing an exposed part of the street at the time and was hit by a shot from a German sniper.

On the 30th November 1918 Edith Alice Orford, daughter of Elizabeth and David Orford, died of Broncho Pneumonia aged 19 months. Within a few months Elizabeth lost both her husband and daughter.

A Message of Remembrance, written for Werneth Low Cenotaph Unveiling, 25th June 1921:

In memory of Pte. David Orford, Cheshire Regiment,
from his colleagues,
the Hyde Staff, Pearl Assurance Company, Ltd.