E H WardPhoto from family collection 

 Born: 28th February 1886 in Nottingham

Married: Elizabeth Denman in 1907 at St Anne’s Church, Nottingham

Children: Edna Eleanor born 1910, Gladys May born 27 October 1911 (died when two months old, December 27th), Winifred born 1913, Ivy born 1915

Died 1982 aged 96 in the Rushcliffe district

1891 Census

Age five  living with his father Henry 35, a lace maker and mother Eleanor 31, a cigar maker at 5 Chapel Street, Radford.

1901 Census

Age fifteen, employed as a general errand boy and still living with his parents, his father was a general labourer.  They have moved to 23 Wollaton Street, Nottingham.

1911 Census

Age 25, employed as a groom, and living with his wife Elizabeth, also 25 (born 17th June 1885) and their one year old daughter Edna Eleanor. They had moved to Mount Pleasant, Radcliffe on Trent where he was also recorded on the 1914 Electoral Register.

Military Service

Rank: Bombardier

Service No: 62760

Military Unit: Royal Field Artillery, D Battery, 110th Brigade

Theatre of War: France and Flanders, date of entry September 26th 1915

25.05.15 Admitted to hospital with septic thumb, mule bite. Months with Field Force 1 day. Years service 10 months (from Forces War Records)

28.05.15 Transferred to sick convoy. Hospital ship Asturias

24.11.19 Discharged

Medals Awarded

1914-1915 Star, British War and Victory


He was awarded a pension of 12 shillings per week (60p) for 70 weeks due to intermittent attacks of malaria (6.14% debility)

1921 Census

Address: 20 St Albans Street, Nottm

Employment: Out of Work, previously foundry labourer, Nottm General and Railway Engineering

Household: wife Elizabeth, daughters Edna Winifred and Ivy

1939 Register

Address: 9 Querneby Road, Nottingham

Occupation: Gardener: domestic

Household: living with wife Elizabeth

Other information

After the WW1 he was employed as a groom by Ebenezer Hardy of Aspley Hall and the family lived in a cottage on the estate. He continued to work for the Hardy family in Bramcote and then in Balderton, near Newark where he became head groom. The family then moved to Tenbury Crescent in Aspley. He began work as a gardener for the Price family (lace manufacturer) in Mapperley and the Howitts (printers) in the Park, Nottingham. He was working until the age of 88. The family eventually moved to 9 Querneby Road where Edward remained until his death in 1982.

Reason for inclusion on the Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

He lived in Radcliffe on Trent and two of his children were born there.