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Benjamin Ward

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Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 35), Page: 2 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 35), Page: 2 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Benjamin AWMM
  • Surname
    Ward AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 24945 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    13 October 1889 AWMM WoodendCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Lumsden AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Benjamin Ward (father), Ruahine, Southland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 24945 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 12 February 1916 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    Railway Fireman/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    20 February 1919 AWMMHospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
    Malaria - Discharged, no longer physically fit for active service AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW2 23 March 1919 AWMM Trooper AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Benjamin Ward
    13 October 1889 — 3 October 1963
    Trooper. Auckland Mounted Rifles. Serial no. 24945

    Benjamin Ward, the youngest child of Benjamin Ward and Mary Ann Lys, Ruahine, Southland, was born in Woodend, on the southern outskirts of Invercargill. Benjamin was working as railway fireman when he enlisted on 10 February 1916.

    On 10 July 1916, Benjamin embarked on the HMNZT 58: ’Waihora’ for Egypt with B Squadron, 14th Reinforcements, Otago Mounted Rifles (116 troops under Captain Millard). On 21 August 1916, a day after arriving in Suez, he was posted to the Auckland Mounted Rifles Training Regiment, Moascar, and on 2 October he joined the regiment in the Field.

    Ben served the remainder of the war with the ANZAC Mounted Division in Sinai and Palestine — apart from several periods of illness (tonsillitis, 20 February 1917 — 29 April 1917; swollen knees, 1 November 1917 — 22 November 1917; dental work, 13 February 1918 — 12 May 1918).

    Following the capture of Amman on 25 September 1918, he was diagnosed with malaria. (In October 1918 almost the entire the regiment was struck down with malaria. By November the regiment had 11 officers and 331 other ranks in hospital; 22 died of the disease.) On 3 December 1918, Ben was approved for medical discharge (post malarial disability) and was repatriated to New Zealand on the S.S. Nestor, arriving 23 February 1919. Public - Michael - Other relative - 11 November 2019 - Sources: Military Personnel File; Family history.
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Death

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  • Death
    3 October 1963 AWMM
    InvercargillSouthland AWMM
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  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
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  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
11 November 2019MichaelBrisbane, Queensland, AustraliaOther relative

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