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Francis Charles Ward

Portrait of Francis Charles Ward (74554). serviceman. Image kindly provided by Marlborough memorial project (2009). Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Francis Charles Ward (74554). serviceman. Image kindly provided by Marlborough memorial …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Francis Charles AWMM
  • Surname
    Ward AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 74554 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 July 1893 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra SouthlandNZ Marine Region Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Charles F. Ward (father), Brancott Station, Blenheim, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 June 1918 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    England AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 74554 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Stationhand/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Pneumonia AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 9.25" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      154 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Charles F. and Mary A. Ward, of Blenheim

    Embarked Wellington, 5 June 1918; disembarked Liverpool, England, 31 July 1918, and admitted to Sherlock Street Military Hospital, Liverpool (influenza).
    Placed on 'Severely Ill' List, 6 August 1918 (pneumonia).
    Died, 10 August 1918.
    Medal: British War Medal

    Parents: Charles F. and Mary A. Ward, Blenheim

    Parents: Charles (b. New Zealand) and Mary (b. England) WARD AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    10 August 1918 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    EnglandUnited Kingdom AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Liverpool (Kirkdale) Cemetery, Liverpool, England AWMM II. R.C. 220. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Marlborough War Memorial, 20 Seymour Street, Blenheim, 7201 AWMM
    • Marlborough Great War Memorial, WW1 AWMM

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