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Place of Birth: Wennington, Lancashire
Service No: G/51621
Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 13th (Service) Battalion
Division: 37th Division
Date of Death: 1917-10-06
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 28 to 30.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: CLAPHAM, YORKSHIRE
Frank Ward was the son of John and Mary Ward, née Sowry. John was born at Alvechurch, Worcestershire and Mary at Lancaster, Lancashire.
1891 Clapham, Yorkshire Census: Clapham Station - Frank Ward, aged 4 years, born Wennington, Lancashire, son of John and Mary Ward.
1901 Newby, Yorkshire Census: Heather View - Francis Ward, aged 14 years, born Wennington, Lancashire. [Frank was employed by Herbert Tennant, oatcake baker and farmer.]
Frank was married to Ella May Brown in 1909; she was the cousin of Gunner John Slinger (775992) (q.v.). Ella married Percy Smithies in 1922; she died in 1961.
1911 Clapham, Yorkshire Census: Frank Ward, aged 24 years, born Wennington, Lancashire, husband of Ella May Ward. [Frank, Ella and their son Cyril were living with Ella's grandmother Mary Ellen Spence.]
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Frank Ward, GS/51621, Royal Fusiliers.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Frank Ward, G/51621, 13/R. Fus. 24.11.16 to 6.10.17. Theatres of war in which served: 1(a) [France]. K/A 6.10.17.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Frank Ward, G/51621, 13/Bn Royl Fus. Date and Place of Death: 6.10.17. Belg. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Widow Sole Legatee - Ella M. £8 15s. 0d.
UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) exist for Frank.
Photograph courtesy of Joan Airey, Accrington.
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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Private Frank WARD
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 37th Division
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