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James Richard Ward Private F/39800 West Nova Scotia Regiment, R.C.I.C. January 6, 1920 Yarmouth, Nova Scotia October 28, 1939 Bridgewater, NS Yarmouth South, NS 19 5 feet, 4 inches Dark Brown Dark Brown Labourer/Grocery Clerk Roman Catholic Single Clara Ward (Mother) Queen St., Yarmouth South, NS June 21, 1944 24 Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey, England 54. G. 10. The 116th name on the WWII list of the Yarmouth War Memorial Commemorated on page 471 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on October 9 James ward was the son of William Ward (1885-1958) and Clara (LeBlanc) Ward (1887-1972), of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. James was the brother of Charles Frederick (1911-1965), Ann Marian, and Ina Catherine. During WWI, his father, William Ward, served overseas in England, France, and Belgium with the Canadian Railway Troops with the Rank of Sapper (1099377). His brother Charles Frederick also served overseas during WWII. Prior to enlistment, James served for three years with 84th Battery, Royal Canadian Regiment, Yarmouth NS. Private James Richard Ward trained in Canada from October 28, 1939 until January 27, 1940. He went overseas and served in the United Kingdom from January 28, 1940 until August 15, 1943. He served in Italy from August 1943, until April 29, 1944. On December 31, 1944, while serving in Italy, he was blasted by a shell explosion. Complications from the incident arose and he was returned England in April, 1944 and was admitted to No.11 Canadian General Hospital, Taplow, Buckinghamshire, England. He died at 2:15 pm on June 21, 1944. Private Ward is buried in the Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey, England.
James Richard Ward
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