|Place of birth||North Melbourne, Victoria|
|School||State School, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||18 Mary Street, Windsor, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||18|
|Next of kin||Father, W C Ward, 18 Mary Street, Windsor, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||6th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/23/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||60th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death||18|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 22), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: William Charles and Lillian WARD.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Transferred to 60th Bn, and taken on strength, Duntroon Plateau, 20 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.
Note, Red Cross File No 2860206: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'
Statement, 3664 Pte C.R. CARTER, 60th Bn, 16 December 1916: 'Witness says he saw the soldier lying dead between the parapet of the trench and the barb wire entanglements at Fleurbaix. Witness knew Ward very well and was sure it was him. He also said there were no marks on him, in fact from the parapet he could not see any signs on him of wounds.'
Second statement, 2889 Pte W. STEWART, 60th Bn (patient, 2nd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, England), 19 December 1916: 'He was killedinstantly in a charge at Fromelles by Machine Gun. He was lying out in No Man's Land, when I came in. I don't think he was brought in and buried.'Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, WARD Rupert Charles
Red Cross File No 2860206