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John Henry WARD

Regimental number2915
Place of birthNewberry England
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, W Ward, 28 Victoria Street, Newberry, Berkshire, England
Enlistment date1 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 10 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 July 1918

Military Medal

'These men were both in the raiding party, [2527] Private [F.O.] Hutson as spare bomber and Private Ward as scout. Both of these men showed great dash and determination in the trench, especially in showing prisoners their way over the parapet. When Private McKenzie was hit on their parapet, Ward and Hutson between them got him through their wire and then with McKissock got him back to our trench.'

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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