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Private 65538 David ORFORD of 23rd Bn., Cheshire Regiment

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

Of:75 Croft Street, Hyde, Cheshire
Born:1878, Hyde, Cheshire
Parents:Mary Orford and David Orford of 58 Oldham Street, Hyde, Cheshire
Marital status:Married to Eliza Orford (née Smith) of 75 Croft Street, Hyde, Cheshire
Occupation:Insurance Agent and Collector, Pearl Assurance Company
He enlisted in:Hyde, Cheshire
Remembered on:Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, Nord, France,   II. U. 27.
Link with Hyde:Born in Hyde


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.

Hyde Reporter, September 21st 1918, Page 3, Column 2.

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.

In memory of Pte. David Orford, Cheshire Regiment,
from his colleagues,
the Hyde Staff, Pearl Assurance Co., Ltd.
Message of Remembrance, written for Werneth Low Cenotaph Unveiling June 25th 1921