William Ward was the son of the Revd. W. Ward, later of Asthall Vicarage, Burford. He lived in Victoria Street, Stourbridge and attended Stourbridge Grammar School from 1904 to 1907. He enlisted in the Royal Engineers at the outbreak of war and was commissioned in the RE Signal Service. He took part in the Gallipoli campaign which started with the landings on the 25th April 1915 and was Mentioned in Dispatches by General Sir Ian Hamilton. However, he was seriously wounded at some point and died on the 2nd August 1915. Lieutenant William Ward was 27 years of age and is commemorated on the Helles, Stourbridge and King Edward VI College Memorials.
Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 1TD
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