EDWARD HENRY WARD 1886–1982
Born: 28th February 1886 in Nottingham
Married: Elizabeth Denman in 1907
Children: Edna Eleanor born 1910, Gladys May born 1911 (died when two months old, December 27th), Winifred born 1913, Ivy born 1915
Died: in 1982 aged 96 in the Rushcliffe district
Edward Ward was five years old living with his father Henry 35, a lace maker and mother Eleanor 31, a cigar maker at 5 Chapel Street, Radford.
He was fifteen, employed as a general errand boy and still living with his parents but they have moved to 23 Wollaton Street, Nottingham.
He was 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 have now moved to Mount Pleasant, Radcliffe on Trent where he is also recorded on the 1914 Electoral Roll.
Service No: 62760
Military Unit: Royal Field Artillery
Theatre of War: France and Flanders, date of entry September 26th 1915
1914-1915 Star, British War and Victory
From the 1939 Register
Address: 9 Querneby Road, Nottingham
Occupation: Gardener: domestic
Household: living with wife Elizabeth, occupation given as unpaid domestic duties
After the war 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.