Joseph Henry WARD

Regimental number542
Place of birthBeswick, Manchester, England
SchoolChurch of England School, England
Age on arrival in Australia38
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address162 Darwin Road, Bolton, Lancashire, England
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation39
Next of kinWife, Mrs Margaret Ward, 162 Darwin Road, Bolton, Lancashire, England
Previous military serviceServed in British Territorials for 14 years prior to going to Australia.
Enlistment date9 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 29 June 1915
Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death42
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
114
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Harry and Amelia WARD.