RICHARD FOWLER WARD M.B. (Lond.) F.R.C.S. Honorary Surgeon, East Suffolk Hospital, Ipswich.

Born: 1901, Ipswich.

Died: 5th May 1941; age: 39.


Rank: Major; Service Number: 41352.

Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps, No. 20 General Hospital.


Grave Reference:

Glenalina Extension A.S. 99.

Belfast City Cemetery,

County Antrim,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Frank Fowler Ward & Florence Emily Ward, of Ipswich; husband of Mary Lilian Ward, of Ipswich.




1911   40, Berners Street, Ipswich.


Richard was 8 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Frank Fowler Ward, 40, a Medical Practitioner – own account – at home, born Blackfordby, Leicestershire.

Florence Emily Ward (nee King), 38, born Northborough, Lincolnshire.

John Fowler Ward, 9, born Ipswich.

May Elizabeth Ward, 5, born Ipswich.

Dorothy Fowler Ward, 3, born Ipswich.

1 governess.

1 housemaid.

1 cook.


Richard attended Ipswich School.


Richard’s father was a Freemason, in 1908, he became a member of the British Union Lodge, Ipswich.


In 1931, Ipswich, Richard married Mary Lilian Turner, born May 1905, Ipswich. A Physiotherapist.


Richard is also remembered on the Ipswich School Chapel war memorial.


Campbell College, British Military Hospital, 4th/5th May 1941.

Campbell College was evacuated in 1940 and the buildings at the Belmont campus became Number 24 (London) General Hospital. The school’s changing rooms became Operating Theatres and X-Ray Rooms. Baths were installed in the classrooms and over 34000 Servicemen were treated here by October 1945. On the night of 4th/5th May 1941 the Hospital was bombed, 19 Doctors and Patients were killed.

In February 1946 it was returned to civilian use as a school and in 2001 the last of the Nissen Huts, which had been erected in the grounds as wards, was removed.

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