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  • Henry (Harry) in uniform.
So Young. Photograph is courtesy of Roger Bale
Person Details
Kirkby in Ashfield, Notts
Henry Watson Ward was born in 1896 in Kirkby in Ashfield and was the son of Thomas Watson (snr) a pork butcher and Elizabeth Jane Ward née Robinson of 176 Victoria Road Kirkby in Ashfield. His father Thomas Watson (snr) was born in 1854 in Skegby and his mother Elizabeth Jane Robinson was born in 1860 in Medomsley, Durham, they were married on 16th July 1882 in Blackwell and went on to have 7 children, sadly one died in infancy their surviving children were Elizabeth b1884 Skegby, William b1885 Skegby, Thomas Sewell b1892 Teversall, Robert Clifford b1890 Teversall, Henry Watson b1896 Kirkby and Noel Alfred Ward b1902 Kirkby In the 1911 census the family were living at 176 Victoria Road Kirkby in Ashfield and are shown as Thomas Ward Watson 57 yrs a pork butcher, he is living with his wife Elizabeth Jane 51 yrs and their children Thomas Sewell 19 yrs a coal miner, Robert Clifford 17 yrs a blacksmiths striker at the colliery, Henry Watson 15 yrs coal miner ganger, and Noel Alfred 9 yrs a scholar.
He was a miner (ganger).
31 Oct 1916
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819153 - CWGC Website
19220
Corporal
10th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Corporal Harry Watson Ward enlisted at Nottingham and served with the 10th battalion Sherwood Foresters, he landed in France on 16th December 1915 and was killed in action on 31st October 1916. He has no known grave, his name is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme,
aka Harry
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  • Henry (Harry) in uniform.
So Young. Photograph is courtesy of Roger Bale
    Henry Watson Ward - Henry (Harry) in uniform. So Young. Photograph is courtesy of Roger Bale