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Frederick WARD

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Surname: WARD

Forename(s): Frederick

Place of Birth: Bradford, Yorkshire

Service No: 4701

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 3/6th Battalion

Division: ---

Age: 19

Date of Death: 1915-09-01

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: 28/5.


CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)

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Frederick Ward was the son of Thomas and Sarah Alice Ward (née -). Thomas was born at Barden near Bolton Abbey and Sarah at Halifax, Yorkshire.

1901 Bradford, Yorkshire Census: 47, Lincoln Road - Frederick Ward, aged 5 years, born Bradford, son Thomas and Sarah Alice Ward.

1911 Bradford, Yorkshire Census: 53, Marion Street - Frederick Ward, aged 15 years, born Bradford, son of Sarah Alice Ward, widow.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Frederick Ward, 4701, 3/6th Bn West Yorkshire Regt. Date and Place of Death: 1.9.15. Skipton. Nephritis. To whom Authorised: Mother: Sarah A. £1 19s. 0d. Brother: Arthur £0 12s. 11d. Sister: Ada E. £0 12s. 11d.

Frederick is commemorated in the 'City of Bradford Great War 1914-1918 Roll of Honour'.

Data Source: Craven Herald Article


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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

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Surname: WARD

Forename(s): Fred



Enlisted: Bradford, Yorks

Number: 4701

Rank: Private

Regiment: Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion: 3/6th Battalion


Died Date: 01/09/15

Died How: Died

Theatre of War: Home


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Surname: WARD

Forename(s): Frederick

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 4701

Rank: Private

Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)

Unit: 3rd/6th Bn.

Age: 19


Died Date: 01/09/1915

Additional Information: Son of Mrs. S. A. Ward, of 1275, Cannon Street East, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and the late Thomas Ward. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: AT REST)


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10 September 1915


On Monday afternoon, Pte. Joseph Shaw, of the 3/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment, who died on Thursday last week at the Skipton and District Hospital from pneumonia, was interred at Waltonwrays Cemetery with full Military honours. Deceased was 38 years of age, a widower with three children, and a native of Lancashire, having formerly resided in the neighbourhood of Blackburn. He is said to have previously served in the East Lancashire Regiment and to have seen service in the South African War. He spent some days in hospital prior to his death, news of which was received with much regret by his comrades among whom he was very popular.

The cortege left the Hospital shortly after 2-30. The coffin, covered with the Union Jack, was preceded by a firing party with arms reversed, under Sergt. Raine; the Battalion Band, in charge of Band Master Ramplin; and the Rev. A. T. Walkden, curate of Skipton Parish Church. Behind came drafts of men from A, B and C Companies. The officers present were Capt. Brewin, Adjut. and Second Lieuts. Ingham and Willink, with Sergt. Major May. As the procession passed along Water Street, High Street and Keighley Road, the Band played the Dead March in Saul, and nearing the Cemetery gave an impressive interpretation of Chopin's Funeral March. At the Cemetery gates the Band lined the road and the cortege passed between. None of the deceased man's relatives were present, but a large number of the general public attended the service in the Church, while at the graveside the men of the Battalion stood bareheaded and at attention while the last rites were performed. The firing of two volleys over the grave and the sounding of the ‘Last Post’ brought to a close an impressive and touching ceremony. Floral tributes were sent by the family, and the officers and men of the Battalion.

The death also took place on Wednesday week of Pte. Frederick Ward, of the 3rd 6th West Yorkshire's encamped in the Raikes Hutment. Pte. Ward had suffered from pneumonia and was removed to the Skipton and District Hospital for treatment. Deceased, who leaves a widowed mother, was taken to Bradford for interment on Saturday, the Band of the 3rd 6th West Ridings according military honours to Skipton Station.


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