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WARD – John 23rd Regiment

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23rd Regiment Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Crimean War Medal with Sebastopol Clasp
Turkish Crimea Medal
Name WARD – John
Regiment (s)23rd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 4450
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
9th November 1854 / 28 years / Preston Lancashire England
Description – Height
5 Ft 8½ in
Light / Hazel / Dark Brown / gunshot wound to right shoulder and right side of face
Overseas Service/DurationCrimea – 10 months
Length of Service1 year 173 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 29th April 1856 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimea War Medal with Sebastopol clasp
Crimean Turkish medal
Intended Residence at
Not yet known
Pension Districts1856 Preston
1862 Bermuda (in transit)
1863-1866 Western Australia
1866-1875 Preston
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
30th October 1862 Gravesend England (via Bermuda)
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERCHANTMAN 15th February 1863
Date/Place of Birthc1826 Preston Lancashire England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father – Possible
Date/Place of Birth
WARD William
c1786 Preston Lancashire England
Mother – Possible
Date/Place of Birth
c1791 Lancashire England
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer and Commercial News 25th January 1865 Nominal list of persons appointed to proceed to Camden Harbour per Tien Tsin
Perth Gazette and West Australian Times 19th January 1866 – page 2
Departure from Western
1866 to London per “Fitzroy”
Date/Place of Death/Burial22nd March 1875 Preston England
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationPrevious to enlisting in the 23rd Fusiliers John Ward had been a volunteer for the 3rd Lancashire Militia from 5 November 1852 until 6 November 1854 when he was released from service for the purpose of enlisting in the 23rd Fusiliers
Unfit for service due to gunshot wound of right shoulder and right side of the face
The Surgeon Superintendent of the Merchantman rated John Ward’s conduct as Very Good, he was a single man. He received medical treatment during the voyage.
In 1865 John Ward was one of the pensioners who was appointed to the expedition to Camden Harbour. His conduct during the period is noted as indifferent.
In the 1871 Census John aged 50 a pensioner is a single man boarding in the home of Nancy Pickup at 34 Albert Street Preston Lancashire