Charles is remembered on the war memorial at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Ipswich.


Born: 1879, Orford, Suffolk.

Died: 15th September 1916; age: 38; KiA.

Residence: 145, Alderney Street, Pimlico, Middlesex.

Occupation: a Fur Buyer.

Enlistment Location: 32, St. Paul’s Churchyard, Middlesex; Date: 23rd August 1915; age: 37 years & 2 months. Height: 5ft 5ins, sallow complexion, blue eyes & brown hair.

Date of Entry Therein: 2nd May 1916 – France.


Posted – Rifleman – King’s Royal Rifle Corps – 23rd August 1915.

Appointed unpaid Lance Corporal – 11th April 1916.

To draw pay of appointed Lance Corporal – 2nd August 1916.


Offence: 5th February 1916 – a Rifleman – at Witley Common Camp, Surrey – absent with no pass from 12 p.m. – 5th February 1916 – 10 a.m. – 6th February 1916 – Admonished.


Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: C/7002.

Regiment: King’s Royal Rifle Corps, 18th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Memorial Reference:

Pier and Face 13A and 13B.

Thiepval Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of the late Charles & Elizabeth Ward, of 13, Murray Road, Ipswich; husband of Jane Yates Ward, of 1, Holland Grove, Brixton Road, London.




1881   White Hart Inn, Market Hill, Orford, Suffolk.


Charles was 2 years old and living with his parents & sister.

Charles Ward, 43, a Licensed Victualler, born Orford.

Elizabeth Ward (nee Swain), 40, born St. Alban’s, Hertfordshire.

Georgina Sarah Ward, 5, born Orford.

1 cook/domestic servant.


1891   White Hart Inn, Market Hill, Orford, Suffolk.


Charles was 12 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Charles, 53, an Innkeeper.

Elizabeth, 50.

Georgina, 15.

Lily Caroline Ward, 9, born Orford.

Walter Read Ward, 7, born Orford.


1901   4, Spur Street, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London.


Charles was 22 years old, a Draper’s Assistant. He was 1 of 13 servants at the Linen Drapers.


1911   13, The Crescent, Wimbledon, Surrey.


Charles was 32 years old, a Fur Buyer. He was married and Head of the Household.

Jane, 38.


Charles’s father, Charles Ward died February 1907, Ipswich.


On the 17th July 1905, at St. Thomas Church, Islington, London, 29 year old, Charles, a Draper’s Buyer, married 32 year old, Jane Yates Jackson, of 239, Caledonian Road, Islington, London, a Draper’s Assistant, born 1873, Dalston, London – daughter of William Jackson, a warehouseman, and Elizabeth Jackson (nee Pettifer), of London.


On the 22nd March 1917, Mrs. Jane Ward, received her late husband’s personal effects – letters & photos, at her home – 25, Trigon Road, Clapham Road, S.W. Jane replied on the 29th March 1917 – “Sir, I beg to acknowledge letters and photos duly received.”


Charles’s widow, Jane Ward received the Memorial Scroll on the 21st October 1920. The British War medal on the 12th February 1921, and the Victory medal on the 11th May 1921.


Soldiers’ Effects to Jane Ward – widow.


Probate to Jane Yates Ward – widow.

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