Frederick Ward


Frederick Ward


First World War

Date of Death / Age


Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Royal Garrison Artillery
4th Mountain Bty.


British War Medal


Face 1.

UK Memorials

Stanstead Abbotts Village Memorial

Pre War

Born in 1893 and lived with parents John and Rosa together with three elder brothers, Albert, Walter and Charles and sister Emily. They lived at Little Rye Farm, Netherfield Lane, Stanstead Abbotts, and he worked locally as a farm labourer, by the time he joined the army he had changed jobs and was described as an engine cleaner. His brother Albert also joined the Army and was also posted to India. His other brothers and father moved to London, his sister married and continued to live in Stanstead Abbotts. Enlisted on 15/09/1912 in Stratford, London in the Royal Garrison Artillery, joined his unit in Newhaven on 13/09/1912. Served in the UK until 19/01/1914 and was then posted to India.

Wartime Service

He was posted to India where he joined the 4th Mounted Battery, he was stationed at Quetta until he was transferred to Rawalpindi in February 1919. Shortly after he saw active service on the North-West frontier and Khyber area when he fought in the 3rd Afghan War against Pashtun tribes. The war only lasted from May 3rd, 1919 until 8th August. British and Indian casualties were just over 1700 of whom almost 500 died from cholera including Fred Ward.

Additional Information

Also received Indian General Service Medal with Afghan Clasp.


Terry Collins