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Herbert William WARD

Regimental number532
Place of birthIpswich, Queensland
SchoolArmidale Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPrinter
AddressP.O., Crows Nest, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, Richard Edwin Ward, P.O., Crows Nest, Queensland
Enlistment date8 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
Two ships left from Melbourne carrying the 31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D: HMAT A62, 'Wandilla', on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41, 'Bakara', on 5 November 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
Two ships left from Melbourne carrying the 31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D: HMAT A62, 'Wandilla', on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41, 'Bakara', on 5 November 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Trench Mortar Battery
FateDied of wounds 27 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death26
Place of burialEstaires Communal Cemetery (Plot II, Row Q, Grave 12), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
21
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard Edwin and Edith Emily WARD.
Family/military connectionsBrother: Pte Robert David WARD served.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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