SSNS Home > Senior Years > Curricula 9-12 > Grade 11 > Canadian History > Remembrance Day > PPCLI Soldiers > Ward, James


James Ward


Ward, James, enlisted at Ottawa, Ontario, originally from London, England. Occupation: Lineman. Military Service Private, Reg. No. 1761, 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. J. Ward, Reg. No. 1761, Pte. A. J. Ward, Reg. No. 1526, and Pte. F. Ward, Reg. No. 1761, had all been with the PPCLI in the field since August 1914, so any one of them could have been on guard with Frank Whiting on 15 November 1915. Also, Pte. B.O. Ward, Reg. No. 411140, had been in the field with the PPCLI since 28 July 1915, so he was yet another candidate. Analysis of their individual personnel files may perhaps resolve the issue. According to Hodder-Williams, 355, Pte. James Ward was wounded 6 February 1915 and again on 30 August 1917. He was struck off strength 9 September 1917.