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Alfred John Ward


Ward, Alfred John, enlisted at Ottawa, Ontario, originally from London, England. Occupation: Steam Engineer. Military Service: Private, Lance Corporal, Reg. No. 1526, PPCLI. Attestation Papers. Possible Diary Reference: “On guard with Turner, Ward and Corp. [C.] Spurgeon at chateau,” 2:15 Nov ’15. This identification is uncertain. Pte. A.J. Ward had been in the field with the PPCLI since August 1914, so he could have been on guard with Frank on 15 November 1915. However, Pte. F. Ward, Reg. No. 1761, and Pte. J. Ward, Reg. No. 1272, were other candidates, as they had also been with the PPCLI since August 1914. Pte. B.O. Ward, Reg. No. 411140, who joined the PPCLI in the field on 28 July 1915 was yet another possibility. Analysis of their individual personnel files may perhaps resolve the issue. According to Hodder-Williams, 354, Pte. A. J. Ward was wounded 15 September 1916 at the Battle of Courcelette and struck off strength on 14 January 1917.