George Ward was the son of George and Ceneath Ward of 209 Brettell Lane, Wordsley. He enlisted in the Machine Gun Corps, probably in 1918 and took part in the Advance to Victory which started in August. The old Somme battle-field was crossed and the armies moved towards the complex defences of the Hindenburg Line. The fortified village of Epéhy covered one line of advance and it was essential to gain this dominant position. Although the advance was eventually successful, Private George Ward was killed in the hard fought battle for the village. He was 19 years of age and is buried in Epéhy Wood Farm Cemetery (I F 23) and commemorated on the Wordsley Memorial.
High Street, Wordsley, West Midlands, DY8 5RU
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