Henry Alexander FORDHAM 1832-1913
Mary Ann Pierce PLACE 1840-1895
London, England; Swan Hill, Sandford, Inglewood, & Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Henry Alexander FORDHAM b. 1832, London, England son of James FORDHAM & Lucinda Susan SPENCER emigrated to Australia before 1859 when he married In Swan Hill, northern Victoria.
Mary Ann Pierce PLACE, b. 1840, Northumberland, England, daughter of Isaac PLACE & Mary Ann JORDON who appear to have emigrated to Western Australia in 1842, before moving to South Australia by 1860. Mary married Henry Alexander FORDHAM at Swan Hill, northern Victoria in 1859.
Henry FORDHAM died at South Melbourne in 1913 after surving his wife Mary Ann who died at Richmond, Melbourne in 1895. They are both buried in the Boroondara Cemetery.
Henry Alexander FORDHAM & Mary Ann Pierce PLACE had the following family...
- Robert FORDHAM, b. 1861, ............
- Henry FORDHAM, b. 1863, Swan Hill, Victoria, d. 1866, Sandford, S-W Victoria.
- Mary Lucinda FORDHAM, b. 1865, Hamilton, S-W Victoria, d. 1944, Melbourne, Vic., m. Robert BELL ~1823-1903; m2 1906 to John KANE....
- Henry Alexander FORDHAM, b. 1868, Sandford, S-W Victoria, d. 1921, Melbourne, Vic., m. 1895 to Annabella WARD 1869-1928.
- William James FORDHAM, b. 1871, Sandford, S-W Victoria, d. 1942, Melbourne, Vic., m. Helen Johanna IRVING 1876-1951. William has wife and 5 children when he enlisted in the AIF, aged 44y in 1915....
- 13 Dec 1915, enlisted in the AIF
- 17 Mar 1916, embarked "Wiltshire", Melbourne, Vic.
- 26 Jul 1916, joined 24th Battalion, AIF, Etaples, France
- 23 Aug 1916, 24th Battalion, AIF, Belgium (evacuated sick)
- 13 Oct 1916, 24th Battalion, AIF, (to hospital, England)
- 17 Mar 1917, 24th Battalion, AIF, embarked for RTA
- 15 Jun 1917, 24th Battalion, AIF, discharged discharged medically unfit, Mlbourne, Vic
- Ada Alice FORDHAM, b. 1874, Inglewood, Victoria, d. 1968, Melbourne, Vic., m. George SALFINGER 1871-1953.
- Maud Emily FORDHAM, b. 1877, Inglewood, Victoria, d. 1951, Melbourne, Vic., m. George William ELLIOTT 1872-1941.
- Frederick Isaac FORDHAM, b. 1880, Inglewood, Victoria, d. 1953, Melbourne, Vic., m. Imelda Mary McCARTHY 1880-1957.