Private 9106 Richard Ward

Ward Richard 96 402x600

Died of Wounds on Monday, 15th May 1916, age 24.
Buried in Grave III. H. 1. at Abbeville Communal Cemetery, Somme, France.

2nd Bn., Worcestershire Regiment. 100th Brigade of 33rd Division.

Son of Mrs E. Ward, of 172, Watery Lane, Birmingham.
Born: Tipton, Enlisted: Birmingham, Resident: Birmingham.

First landed France & Flanders, 7th March 1915.
Medal entitlement: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Soldier's Papers at National Archives survived, not yet transcribed.

Not commemorated on any Tipton memorial.
Commemorated here because identified as Tipton on 'Soldiers Died in the Great War'.

Link to Commonwealth War Graves Site: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/76421/

Genealogical Data

1901 Census
7 Court 2 House, Lower Trinity Street, Aston, Birmingham.
William Ward (41, Range Fitter, born Birmingham), his wife Elizabeth (40, born Salford), and their 8 children: Alfred (16, Brass Stamper, born Birmingham), Ellen (14, Coffin Furniture Polisher, born Birmingham), Emily (12, born Birmingham), Fred (11, born Birmingham), Fanny (10, born Tipton), Richard (5, born Tipton), Charles (2, born Birmingham), and Harold (6 months, born Birmingham).

1911 Census
2 back of 7 Kingston Road, Small Heath, Birmingham.
William Ward (51, Range Maker, born Birmingham), his wife Elizabeth (50, born Salford), and 5 of their 8 children of 13: James Alfred (25, Brass Polisher, born Birmingham), Fanny Elizabeth (19, Screw Wormer, born Tipton), Richard (15, Brass Worker, born Tipton), Charles (12, School, born Birmingham), and Harold (10, School, born Birmingham).

Personal Data

Still to be transcribed. Contact me if required.

Action resulting in his death

Still to be researched. Contact me if required.

Newspaper Cuttings