PERSONAL DETAILS John WARD
Birth date and place c. 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-WA Joiner.
Physical Description Army 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 place Single in 1865.
Spouse
Children
Death date and place 22 Mar 1875 Preston, Lancashire [WO23-57].
Burial date and place
Will and Probate None.
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
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 place 5 Nov 1852 (Militia). Released 6 Nov 1854 (age 31).
9 Nov 1854 (23rd Reg.) Preston, Lancashire (age 28).
Service/Campaigns Crimea  10 months.
Musters
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/Medical Casualty 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 Martial None.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 29 Apr 1856 Chatham.
Length of Service 1 year 173 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1471/148.
Post Discharge Residence Preston.
Post Discharge Pension District Preston (1856). Bermuda (1862). Western Australia (1863). Preston (Apr 1866).
Pension Amount 1/- per diem.
Patriotic Fund.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Merchantman.
Departure and Arrival 12 Oct 1862 London; 14 Feb 1863 Fremantle. Via Bermuda.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Working party Camden Harbour settlement per Tien Tsin 1865 (see sidebar).
Land Grant/Purchase None in Western Australia.
Subscriptions None.
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WA c. 1866 to England; date and vessel unknown.