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Herbert William Ward

In memory of:

Private Herbert William Ward

March 1, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

163459

Age:

24

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

75th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

November 1, 1892

Son of William and Hannah Ward, of Abingdon, Berks., England. Brother of Private Reginald Francis H Ward who died on July 30, 1917 while serving with Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment).

Commemorated on Page 345 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ZOUAVE VALLEY CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

II. B. 13.

Location:

Souchez is a village some 12 kilometres north of Arras on the main road to Bethune and ZOUAVE VALLEY CEMETERY is one mile south-east of the village. It lies in the valley which extends southwards from Souchez on the western side of Vimy Ridge.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram August 1916. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram March 1917. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram March 1917. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Press Clipping
  • Newspaper Clipping– The Ward family lost two sons.  Pte. Herbert William Ward's brother was Pte. Reginald Ward, 769338, 4th Battalion.  He died on July 30th, 1917 and is also remembered on the Canadian Virtual Memorial.
  • Sons of England War Memorial– Designed by Charles Adamson in bronze and granite, the Sons of England war memorial is located on University Avenue at Elm Street in Toronto.  The inscription on this 1923 Memorial reads:   ERECTED BY MEMBERS OF TORONTO DISTRICTS SONS OF ENGLAND BENEFIT SOCIETY IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR.
  • Sons of England Benefit Society– Sons of England Benefit Society:  a notice of the December 29th, 1923 dedication and unveiling at University & College Streets (original location), detail from an S.O.E. membership certificate, and detail from the base of the Toronto Memorial.

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