Ward, Charles William

Age: 19
Date of birth:

Parents: George and Emily Ward
Wife:
Address: West Street, Warwick

Occupation:

Private Ward’s name does not appear on the Warwick War Memorial although it does appear on the Wasperton Roll of Honour. Charles was a resident of Warwick when he enlisted although he was born in Wasperton and his parents were living there at the time of the 1911 census. His father was a farm labourer (waggoner).

Warwick Advertiser 25th May 1918

Military Service

Rank & Number: Private, 41908
Regiment/Service: 3rd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment
Brigade/Division: 74th Brigade, 25th Division
Date of death: April 10th 1918
Cause of death/Battle: Killed in action during the German Offensives of April 1918
Commemorated/Buried: Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainault, Belgium
Awards: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at: Wasperton War Memorial

 

 

 

Charles enlisted in Coventry and served overseas at some time after 1st January 1916

Contributors

  • Pat Martin & Barbara Bayliss – Charles’s nieces
  • Jonathan Ward – Charles’s nephew
  • Warwick Advertiser item courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office
  • Unlocking Warwick Research Group