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Henry WARD

Regimental number172
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolQueenscliff State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSoldier
AddressMaribyrnong Barracks, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 7.5"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinW.J. Ward, Henry Street, Queenscliff, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in Field Artillery, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMaribyrnong, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Battery 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of broncho pneumonia.
FateDied of disease 13 October 1918
Age at death23
Place of burialSte Marie Cemetery (Plot V, Grave J, Grave 4), Le Havre, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
11
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William John WARD.
Family/military connectionsBrother-in-law to the late Major J Ray DSO.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 21 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 27 March 1916.

Found guilty, 3 April 1916, of (1) being absent from parade; (2) being absent while under arrest: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeits 1 day's pay.

Admitted to No 2 Australian General Hospital, Marseilles, 10 April 1916 (tonsillitis); discharged to Etaples, 19 April 1916.

Rejoined 1st Field Artillery Bde, 15 June 1916.

Evacuated to hospital, 17 November 1916 (trench feet); transferred to England, 8 December 1916; admitted to Reading War Hospital, 9 December 1916; discharged to furlough, 2 February 1917; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 19 February 1917.

Marched into No 4 Command Depot, Wareham, 21 February 1917.

Found guilty, 15 May 1917, of being absent without leave from 1200 hours, 9 May 1917, until 2030 hours, 9 May 1917: award, admonished, and forfeits 1 day's pay.

Found guilty, 24 July 1917, of failing to report for dental treatment after being warned: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Proceeded overseas to France, 25 September 1917; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, 26 September 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 28 September 1917; rejoined 1st Field Artillery Bde, 1 October 1917.

Wounded in action, 2 October 1917; admitted to No 3 Australian Field Ambulance, 2 October 1917 (shrapnel wounds, back and side); transferred to No 2 Canadian Clearing Station, 2 October 1917; to No 24 Ambulance Train, 3 October 1917; to No 2 Stationary Hospital, Abbeville, 4 October 1917; to England, 16 October 1917; to Graylingwell War Hospital, 17 October 1917; to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Duxford, 19 November 1917; discharged to furlough, 21 November 1917; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 6 December 1917, and classified 'B1A2'.

Marched into Overseas Training Depot, Longbridge Deverill, 2 February 1918.

Reclassified 'A3', 4 February 1918.

Marched into Reserve Bde Australian Artillery, Heytesbury, 9 April 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 30 April 1918; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Le Havre, 1 May 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 3 May 1918; rejoined 1st Field Artillery Bde, 15 May 1918.

Admitted to No 3 Australian Field Ambulance, 20 May 1918 (old scar, hip); transferred to No 2 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, 20 May 1918; to No 24 Ambulance Train, 20 May 1918; to No 7 Stationary Hospital, 21 May 1918; to No 7 Convalescent Depot, 24 May 1918; discharged to Base Depot, 31 May 1918; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Le Havre, 5 June 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 10 June 1918; rejoined 1st Field Artillery Bde, 16 June 1918.

Evacuated to hospital, 1 September 1918; admitted to No 1 Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 5 September 1918 (gonorrhoea); transferred to No 39 General Hospital, Le Havre, no date stated; discharged, 4 October 1918, and marched into Australian General Base Depot, Le Havre, the same day; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 34 days.

Evacuated to hospital, 9 October 1918; admitted to No 2 General Hospital, 10 October 1918 (not yet diagnosed).

Died, No 2 General Hospital, 2045 hours, 13 October 1918 (broncho pneumonia).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WARD Henry

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