Frederick John WARD

WARD, Frederick John

Service Number: 3190
Enlisted: 3 October 1916, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 37th Infantry Battalion
Born: Cobden, Victoria, May 1896
Home Town: Cobden, Corangamite, Victoria
Schooling: Cobden State School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, France, 13 June 1918
Cemetery: Beacon Cemetery, Sailly-Laurette
Beacon Cemetery, Sailly-Laurette, Bray-sur-Somme, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

3 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3190, Melbourne, Victoria
19 Feb 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3190, 37th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '17' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Ballarat embarkation_ship_number: A70 public_note: ''
19 Feb 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 3190, 37th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Melbourne
4 Oct 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 3190, 37th Infantry Battalion, Broodseinde Ridge, GSW (right arm)
13 Jun 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 3190, 37th Infantry Battalion, "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front", 2nd occasion - GSW (right thigh)

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...3190 Private Frederick John Ward, 37th Battalion from Carpendiet, Victoria. A 20 year old labourer prior to enlisting on 3 October 1916, he embarked for overseas with the 7th Reinforcements from Melbourne on 19 February 1917 aboard HMAT Ballarat. He joined the 37th Battalion in France where he was wounded and evacuated to England for medical treatment. On recovering, he rejoined the battalion and was mortally wounded in action near Amiens, France on 13 June 1918. Pte Ward is buried in the Beacon Cemetery, Sailly-Laurette, France. His older brother, 3154 Pte Leslie William Ward, also of the 37th Battalion, was killed in action at Passchendaele, Belgium on 4 October 1917." - SOURCE (