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RIP: in memory of Lieut. K C Ford, Machine Gun Officer, 1st Cheshire Regt.

Died of wounds received in Ploegsteert Wood, Dec 1st 1915.

The cross is marked by a shrapnel hole. Quite ornate whitewashed and hand painted.

Kenneth George Haslam Ford, Lieutenant, 11th battalion the Cheshire Regiment, aged 20. He was the son of Archdeacon the Venerable George Adam Ford and Ellen Isabella Ford of The Rectory, Ashill, Norfolk. He was born in Norwich and had been educated at Marlborough College.

From Breckland Roll of Honour:
Lieutenant KENNETH GEORGE HASLAM FORD 11th Bn., Cheshire Regiment who died age 20 on 1 December 1915. Son of the Venerable George Adam Ford (former Archdeacon and Senior Chaplin to HM Indian Ecclesiastical Establishment) and Ellen Isabella Ford, of The Rectory, Ashill. Born at Norwich. Educated at Marlborough College. Kenneth enlisted with the Royal Field Artillery on the outbreak of war. By November 1914 he was commanding a machine gun section on the Western Front. He was fatally wounded by a sniper whilst conducting a reconnaissance to find a German emplacement at Ploegsteert on 30 November 1915 and died, age 20, the following day.

Ashill Saint Nicholas Church, This beautiful church was found by me just on the off chance, I was actually looking for a different one and stumbled across this. There was building work going on so I did not stay.
The tower is from the 14th century and has an ogee arched west door and window above. The font is of 15th century, whereas the single piscina, with dropped window sill is 13th century, the church has arms to George IV, and some 15th century glass.

 Part of the benefice of Ashill, Carbrooke Ovington and Saham Toney and a member of the Watton Group of Churches. Ashill, meaning Ash grove OE oesc (ash) + leah Wood Grove, clearing).

Ashill Saint Nicholas Church, Postcode IP25 7AW. Map at the page bottom.
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