Monday, December 11, 2017

Percy Esrie Ambros Ward and his brothers

also known as Percy Enric Ambrose Ward
badgeaifww1Serial Number and Rank: 1923, Private
Born 1896 Milton NSW
Enlisted: 16 June 1915 Brisbane Queensland
Next of Kin  F. D Ward, Bangalow
Service: 26th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
Fought at Gallipoli, December 1915 with the 26th Battalion A.I.F
DOW: 28 April 1916 whilst in the first line of defence, he was struck by a bomb and died of head wounds
Burial: Bailleul Communal Cemetery France – Plot II, Row D, Grave 144 April 1916
Honour Rolls: Milton Public School and Milton CE Church

John Edmund Newman WARD, born at Sydney, 1893,  Joined 16 December 1914 Ayr, Queensland, Service Number, 973, 2nd Queensland Light Horse
Fought at Gallipoli, October 1915 with the 2nd Queensland Light Horse.
Then fought in Egypt with the 2nd Qld L.H.  Where after days of fighting on horseback without food or sleep he was taken prisoner at the Battle of Romani
Died in Prisoner of War Camp at Angora, Turkey,6 March 1917.

Leonard Gordon WARD,
born at  Milton, 1898, joined 15 November 1915, Lismore, NSW, Service Number, 1784, served in 47th and  45th Battalion A.I.F.
Fought in Egypt 9/3/16 then France June 1916. Fought in all the  major battles in France during the duration of the War in France.
Suffered Gas poising and hospitalised while fighting on the Western front.    Discharged at Brisbane October 1919
Died shortly  after World War 1 due to the cause of injuries suffered whilst fighting on the Western Front.

Sons of Patrick Joseph Ward, born 1868 at Milton and Amelia Jane Jones, born 1870 at Milton.

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