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Radford Woodhouse Nottingham
Samuel Ward was born in 1892 at Radford Woodhouse, he was the son of George a coal miner hewer and Mary Lavinia Ward née Bakewell of 43 Redout Street, Radford. His father George was born in 1866 at Tipton, his mother Maria Mary Bakewell was born in 1868 at Radford, they were married in 1885 at Nottingham and went on to have 14 children, sadly two died in infancy or early childhood, their children were Esther b1886, Walter b1890, Samuel b1892, Levi b1893, John William b1896, Mary Maria b1899, Sarah b1900, Harriet b1902, Richard b1904, Thomas b1906, George b1907 and Harry Ward b1910 all were born in Radford. In the 1911 census the family lived at 1 Bramcote Street, Radford and were shown as George 45 yrs a coal miner hewer, he is living with his wife Maria Mary 43 yrs and their children, Samuel 19 yrs a coal miner hewer, Levi 18 yrs a labourer, John William 15 yrs a cotton doubler, Mary Maria 13 yrs, Sarah 11 yrs a scholar, Harriett 9 yrs a scholar, Richard 7 yrs, Thomas 5 yrs, George 4 yrs and Harry 1 year old.
In 1911 he was a miner (hewer) working at Wollaton Colliery
07 Jul 1916
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15th Bn Durham Light Infantry
Private Samuel Ward enlisted at Nottingham, he served with the 15th battalion Durham Light Infantry, he landed in France on 11th September 1915 and died of wounds on 7 July 1916 he was buried in Etaples Military Cemetery (grave ref. II. A. 61A).
Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Roll of Honour’, 12 July 1916: Died of wounds, July 7th, 1916, Private Sam Ward, aged 25 years. A noble life, a noble death; his dear, sweet face never on earth can be replaced. From his sorrowing sister, Lizzie, and brother-in-law, Albert.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Roll of Honour’, 12 July 1916: Died of wounds, July 7th, 1916, Private Samuel Ward, DLI, of 43, Redoubt-street, Radford, dearly beloved son of George and Mary Ward, aged 25 years. We think of him in silence, his name we often call; there is nothing else to answer, but his photo on the wall. From his sorrowing father and mother, brothers, and sisters.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, 19 July 1916: Photographs with caption: ‘Those who have fallen in action. Bottom: Pte Samuel Ward, Durham Light Infantry, 25, died of wounds July 7, 43 Redoubt-street, Radford,’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post 7/7/1917 In Memoriam: 'Ward. In loving memory of my dear son Pte Samuel Ward age 25 43 Redoubt Street died of wounds July 7th 1916. I think I see his smiling face as he bade his last goodbye, and left his home forever in a distant land to die, but the hardest part is yet to come when the heroes all return, and I miss among the cheering crowd the face of my dear son. - From his sorrowing father and mother, sisters and brothers, brother Levi and Will in France.' Research by David Nunn
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