Fordson was originally a tractor brand and its name was to "identify it as a product of Henry Ford & Son, this was a company wholly owned by members of the Ford family, while the Ford Motor Company was partly owned by a small number of shareholders".(*) Apart from US production there also was production in England.
In the beginning of the war , the British Ministry of Supply specified the design for 15cwt, 1 ton and 3 ton trucks, designated W.O.T. (War Office Truck) numbering them 1, 2, 3, etc. (**)
The W.O.T. 2 a 15cwt. vehicle was made on a stripped chassis of a civilian model 61.
A letter suffix to the model number identified the exact version ranging from A to H