Ward, John

Birth date and placec. 1823-1826 Preston, Lancashire, England.
Notes on variable birth years:
c. 1826. Army Attestation document (see sidebar) indicates 28 years in November 1854.
c. 1823. Statement signed by Commanding Officer of 3rd Lancashire Regiment of Militia
(see sidebar) indicates 31 years in November 1854.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Occupations pre-WAJoiner.
Physical DescriptionArmy Attestation & Discharge: Height: 5 ft. 8½ ins. Complexion: light. Eyes: hazel. Hair: dark brown.
Militia Document: Height: 5 ft. 8¼ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey.
Marriage date and placeSingle in 1865.
Death date and place22 Mar 1875 Preston, Lancashire [WO23-57].
Burial date and place
Will and ProbateNone.
Death Notices and Obituaries
Regiment(s)3rd Lancashire Regiment of Militia.
23rd (Royal Welch Fusiliers) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank#1109 Volunteer (Militia).
#4450 Private (23rd Reg.).
Attestation date and place5 Nov 1852 (Militia). Released 6 Nov 1854 (age 31).
9 Nov 1854 (23rd Reg.) Preston, Lancashire (age 28).
Service/CampaignsCrimea  10 months.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/MedicalCasualty Roll: Slight Wound. Final Attack on the Redan. 8 September 1855.
Rendered unfit for further service from gun shot wound of right shoulder, the ball entering posteriorily, passed upwards, and came out a little behind the centre of the clavicle. Impaired motion of the joint, and weakness of the limb remains. Received also gun shot wound of right side of face, the ball entering a little posterior to angle of right lower jaw, passing upwards and inwards came out below malar bone. The lower was fractured and several portions of bone exfoliated. Motion of jaw impaired. Wounds on 8th Sep [1855].
22 days hospital treatment. Unfit for further service [Chatham 8 Jany 1856].
Regimental Courts MartialNone.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place29 Apr 1856 Chatham.
Length of Service1 year 173 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1471/148.
Post Discharge ResidencePreston.
Post Discharge Pension DistrictPreston (1856). Bermuda (1862). Western Australia (1863). Preston (Apr 1866).
Pension Amount1/- per diem.
Patriotic Fund.
Departure and Arrival12 Oct 1862 London; 14 Feb 1863 Fremantle. Via Bermuda.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Working party Camden Harbour settlement per Tien Tsin 1865 (see sidebar).
Land Grant/PurchaseNone in Western Australia.
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WAc. 1866 to England; date and vessel unknown.