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William Leslie Ward was born in 1897 the son of Herbert Joseph a lace warehouse man and Elizabeth Ward (née Lowe). His father was born in 1867 at Nottingham, his mother in 1868 at Sheffield. Married in 1889,they had nine children. Among William’s six surviving siblings were Henry Noel b.1895, Frances Doris b.1899, George Edward b.1903, Lilly May b.1906 and Mabel b.1909. In 1911 they lived at 8 Osborne Terrace Wallan Street Radford.
In 1911 he was a grocer's errand boy.
07 Dec 1918
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  • MM MM Military Medal
152nd Bde Royal Field Artillery
'B' Bty His MM was Gazetted 23/2/1918 He died from pneumonia at 51st Casualty Clearing Station (probably resulting from influenza). Tournai Communal Cemetery Allied Extension Belgium Grave Reference: IV L 2
In Memoriam published 7th December 1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post : “WARD. – In loving memory of Driver Leslie Ward, M.M., R.F.A., died December 7th, 1918, of pneumonia, in France, after 3½ years' active service. Silently mourned. – From mother, father, brothers, sisters, and sisters-in-law.” In Memoriam courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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