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William WARD

Private 352503 William WARD of "B" Coy. 2nd / 9th Bn., Manchester Regiment

Killed in Action Tuesday 9th October 1917, Belgium, age 19

Home address:37 Green Street, Hyde, Cheshire
Born:1898, Hyde, Cheshire
Parents:Mary Ward and Joseph Ward of 1 Elm Grove, Hyde, Cheshire
Marital status:Single
Occupation:Weaver, Slack Mills
He enlisted in:Hyde, Cheshire
Remembered:Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium,   Panel 120 to 124 and 162 to 162A and 163A
Link to Hyde:Born in Hyde

A letter to Mrs Ward:

Mrs Ward,
It is with great regret that I have to tell you that Willie was killed. I was with him all along, and just as we had got our objective we got down in a shell hole to consolidate. Willie had just got down and only his face was showing above the ground, but the snipers were very busy and Willie died without as much as a murmur. I should have written before as we were such close pals for a time, only I have not your address.
Sharing your sad bereavement,
I remain.
Pte. F. Rowbotham.