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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
Person Details
Worksop, Notts
John and Mary Ward had eight children. The first one, Thomas was born in Yorkshire. In 1891, the family additionally consisted of Samuel born 1883, Margaret in 1885, Ernest born 1888 and Albert born 1890 all born in Worksop and living at 161 Gateford Road where John Ward was working as a rural postman. Another three children were to come in the next 10 years, Frederick John in 1892, Herbert 1895 and Sidney born in 1898. Within a few months of this last birth, John Ward died age 52. In 1911, Mary had five of her sons still living in the family home which was now 47 Portland Street, Worksop, and of the six sons who enlisted, Frederick John, Samuel and Herbert were the three who did not return.
26 Oct 1917
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825991 - CWGC Website
242382
Private
1/5th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers
Pte. Samuel Ward Worksop Guardian 2 August 1918 Some months ago we reported that Pte. Samuel Ward, Northumberland Fusiliers, son of Mrs. And the late Mr. John Ward, 47, Portland Street Worksop, was missing, and his mother has now received intimation from the War Office, that the Army Council have been regretfully constrained to conclude that he is dead. Pte. Ward is believed to have been killed on October 26th last year, on which date he was reported missing. Before enlisting, he was Verger at St. John’s Church, and caretaker of the Institute. One of his brothers was drowned when “en Voyage” to Egypt, and another brother is reported missing since March 21st. Three other brothers are on active service, so that the family have a high and proud record for patriotic service. Pte. Ward was well liked in Worksop, and the news of his presumed death will be regretted by all who knew him. The sympathy of the townspeople is extended to his mother.
Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
    Samuel Ward - photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.