Kirkella motorcyclist found dying in the road, 1948 July 12, Hull Daily Mail

Kirkella motorcyclist found dying in roadERNEST TREVOR FORD (21), of 278, Beverley-rd., Kirkella, was killed late on Saturday night at “Bone Yard” corner, near Woodmansey, on Hull-Beverley road, riding the motorcycle which he paid for by using his gratuity. There were no other vehicles involved and it is understood that there were no witnesses of the accident.

Ford was returning home from a dance at Beverley. His friend, Gerald Greenwood, who was following him, found his body on the grass verge.

Ford, who died on the way to Beverley Cottage Hospital, was educated at Hull Grammar School. When he was 18 he joined the Royal Navy and served for two years as a stores assistant. Until the time of his death he was a clerk in the overseas department of Reckitt and Coleman at Hessle.

He was the only son of Capt. and Mrs Ernest Ford. There is an older sister, who returned to Kirkella from London after hearing of the accident.


Capt. Ernest Ford is in command of the Ellerman’s Wilson Line ship Gitano, and is at present in Egypt. There are hopes that he will be able to fly home for the funeral service, which will be held at St. John’s, Newland.

A member of YPI tennis Club, Trevor Ford was interested in St. John’s Over 16 Club, and was a member of the dramatic society.

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