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08 Jan 1892
Henry Avenal Walwick Ward was born in 1892 in Nottingham and was the son of Charles James a dental surgeon and Elizabeth Jane Ward née Dexter His father Charles James was born in 1850 at Nottingham and his mother Elizabeth Jane Dexter was born in 1852 at Melbourne, Derbyshire, they were married in 1873 at Nottingham and went on to have 6 children, sadly one died in infancy or early childhood, their surviving children all born in Nottingham were, Jane Bamford b1875, Olive Rebecca b1881, Charles James b1882,Arthur Gideon b1886 and Henry Avenal Ward b1892 . In 1901 they lived on Holland Street Hyson Green Nottingham England. In the 1911 census his mother and sibling are living at 22 Radford Road, Hyson Green, and is shown as Elizabeth J 58 yrs head of the household and a furniture dealer, she is living with her son Avenal 19 yrs , no occupation listed, and Joseph Fell 4 yrs a grandson also living at the address is a female servant. In the same 1911 census his father is living at 10 Little Toll Street, Nottingham, he is shown as 60 yrs and a dental surgeon he is living with his housekeeper Sarah Newton 49 yrs a widow.
17 Nov 1916
184167 - CWGC Website
44th Bn Canadian Infantry
Private Henry Ward enlisted on 9th October 1915 at Saskatoon, Canada, he was 23 yrs and 9 months and was working as a farmer, he gave his nest of kin as his parents Charles and Elizabeth Ward of 22 Radford Road, Nottingham. He was killed in action on 17th November 1916 and is buried at Adanac Military Cemetery Grave Reference: III H 26
“Nottm. Lace Market Man who Went to Canada. “Amongst other of Nottingham's brave sons who appear in the list of killed is Private H. Avenal Ward, who formerly was employed in the Lace Market by Messrs. Brasher [?] and Foster. Afterwards he left for Canada to join his elder bother, who had been most successful in wheat growing. On the outbreak of war he was one of the first to volunteer. He was drafted to France at the beginning of August, and has been in the fighting line until November 17th, when he was killed by an explosive shell on one of the most famous parapets of the Western front. He was in his 25th year.” Above article is via IBID and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918 Obituary notice published 7th December 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “WARD. – Killed in action on November 17th, Private H. Avenel Ward, Canadians, late of Nottingham, in his 25th year. In memoriam published 18th November 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “WARD. - In loving memory of a dear son and brother, Pte. H. Avenel Ward, of the 44th Canadians, who fell in France November 17th, 1916, youngest son of Mrs. C. J. Ward, 22, Radford-road. A life nobly given – Mother, Jennie, Charlie (in France), Arthur, and Fluff.” Above notices are is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Buried in Adanac Military Cemetery.
    Henry Avenal Walwick Ward - Buried in Adanac Military Cemetery.