Ward, Charles William

Age: 19
Date of birth: Q3 1898

Parents: George and Emily Ward (nee Harling)
Wife: Single
Address: 56 West Street, Warwick


Charles was born in Wasperton, Warwick in Q3 of 1898 and was baptised in Wasperton on 4th September 1898. His parents were George William (1874-1955) and Emily Martha Ward (1875-1946) nee Harling.

Charles was the second of six children. His siblings were Nora (b1896), Ada (1900-1928), Eva (1903-1928), Ernest (1905-1982) and George (1908-1996). According to the 1911 census the family were living in Wasperton and Charles’s father was a farm labourer.

The family moved to Warwick and were living at 56, West Street when Charles died in 1918.

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


  • 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