WARD, Arthur William

Rank: 
Lance Corporal
Unit/Base: 
4 Commando
Police Service: 
Wolverhampton Police Force
Regiment/Corps: 
South Staffordshire Regiment
Service: 
Army
Number: 
14241809
Born: 
Tuesday, April 30, 1918
Died : 
Wednesday, June 7, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
26
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Operations: 
LCpl AW Ward 4 Commando
Lance Corporal Arthur Ward died during operations at Normandy, France.
Arthur served in the Wolverhampton Police Force for 3 years before the war and volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes. 
In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing at 74 Springfield Road, Wolverhampton.
Arthur is amongst those named on on the Police Memorial Plaque located at Wolverhampton Central Police Station, Bilston Street, Wolverhampton.
His three brothers also served in the Armed Forces, and his sister nursed in a military hospital.
Son of Edward Leslie and Elizabeth Ann Ward; husband of Kathleen Mary Ward, of Fallings Park, Staffordshire.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/77.
The 1939 Register covering Wolverhampton.
Image of the Police memorial held by the IWM ref. 88082.
CVA Gallery newspaper cutting.
 
Primary Roll of Honour: 
Photo of grave in Gallery: 
Yes

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