Project Description

EDWARD HENRY WARD 1886–1982

E H WardPhoto from family collection 

 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

1891 Census

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.

1901 Census

He was fifteen, employed as a general errand boy and still living with his parents but they have moved to 23 Wollaton Street, Nottingham.

1911 Census

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.

Military Service

Rank: Bombardier

Service No: 62760

Military Unit: Royal Field Artillery

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

Medals Awarded

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

Other information

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.