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Captain Peter H.W. Ford, Royal Marines

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Andromeda Report 16 Oct 2016 19:08

I have found in my father's papers a page from the Daily Sketch newspaper dated 12 May, 1938. It shows photographs of the funeral of Peter Ford. He was promoted Captain and on that day was killed in a riding accident when he was competing in the VC race at the Plymouth Garrison Horse Show. I have tried to find out if he had any living relatives but to no avail. I am aware, however, of his wife and marital status: in the NA, but have not found details of his birth. I know that in 1935 his mother lived in Fleet, Hampshire.

Also identified on the page is Brigadier Grant, presumably, Royal Marines.

It is now very fragile and I would like to pass this on to a member of his family - otherwise I will give it to the RM Museum.