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  • Photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian. 
Courtesy of Robert Illett
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.
21 Mar 1918
775983 - CWGC Website
305780
Lance Corporal
2/6th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Enlisted Worksop. Extract from Worksop Guardian 25 May 1917 " Mrs Ward, 47 Portland Street, Worksop, widow of the late Mr John Ward, postman, has the proud distinction of having six sons serving their country in the Great War. Mrs Ward’s other sons serving are:- Pte Sam Ward, 5th Northumberland Fusiliers; Pte Ernest Ward, R.A.M.C.; Gunner Albert Ward, R.G.A.; Pte Herbert Ward, 2/8th Sherwood For. Signal section; and Pioneer Sydney Ward, R.F. This is a splendid family record".
Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • Photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian. 
Courtesy of Robert Illett
    H Ward - Photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian. Courtesy of Robert Illett