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Full Name: William Bernard Ward
Rank Last Held: Corporal
Forename(s): William Bernard
Surname: Ward
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 12537
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Staff Sergeant
Occupation before Enlistment: Clerk
Next of Kin: Mrs Evelyn Ward (wife), 42 Colenso Street, Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand
Marital Status: Married
Enlistment Address: 42 Colenso Street, Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand
Military District: Christchurch
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit: Infantry Reinforcements
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 3
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 498
Campaigns: Western Desert
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Western Desert
Date of Death: 28 June 1942
Age at Death: 38
Year of Death: 1942
Cemetery Name: El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference: VIII. G. 18.
Biographical Notes: William Ward was the son of Charles W. and Rose E. Ward; husband of E. W. (Betty) Ward, of Point Chevalier, Auckland, New Zealand.
Sources Used:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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