Serving with the Elgin County
Monday February 02, 1942
Age: 61 / 4 children
County Constable Harry Fordham was returning from attending a house fire in the Village of Fingal, Elgin County. He was walking east on the sidewalk along Talbot Road which is two blocks west of the main intersection in the village. The speeding west bound car lost control after sideswiping an east bound car on the icy road, jumed the ditch, striking and snapping off a telephone pole, then struck the officer throwing him 25 feet across a lawn. The car came to rest wrapped around a tree. Constable Fordham suffered a broken leg, arm and internal injuries and died later in Memorial Hospital in St. Thomas.
Harry was born in Yorkshire England. He and his brother were "British Home Children" arriving in Canada in the late 1800's. (2010 was the year of the British Home Child in Canada)