TracesOfWar needs your help! We miss photos of important sights in the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Germany. Submit your photos to and it will be published!

Ford, Douglas

Date of birth:
September 18th, 1918 (Galashiels, Scotland)
Date of death:
December 18th, 1943 (Sham Shui Po Prison Camp, Hong Kong)
Buried on:
Commonwealth War Graves Stanley (Hong Kong)
Plot: 1. Row: B. Grave: 41.
British (1801-present, Kingdom)


Do you have more information about this person? Inform us!

Second World War (1939-1945)
Acting Captain
BAAG, Military Intelligence Section 9 (MI9), Directorate of Military Intelligence (DMI), Imperial General Staff, War Office, British Government
Awarded on:
March 18th, 1946
"In recognition of the most conspicuous gallantry in carrying out hazardous work in a very brave manner."

"Captain Ford was interrogated, tortured, starved, and finally met his death with Colonel Newnham. Throughout his terrible ordeal, the behaviour of Captain Ford was superb. He refused to implicate any others. He maintained his spirits and those of his fellow prisoners until the end. His self-control, superb heroism, and self-sacrifice in face of the most brutal torture cannot have been surpassed."

Posthumously awarded
British Army Aid Group
George Cross