Bernhardt Richard WARD


WARD, Bernhardt Richard

Service Number: 3299
Enlisted: 27 July 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 52nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Plympton, South Australia, 13 February 1889
Home Town: Plympton South, City of West Torrens, South Australia
Schooling: Plympton Public School
Occupation: Orderman/Traveller
Died: Killed in Action, France, 3 July 1916, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, Bethune, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Plympton District Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

27 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
27 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3299, 12th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
27 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3299, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Adelaide
3 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 3299, 52nd Infantry Battalion

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Bernhardt Richard was born as Bernhardt Deidrich WARD on 13th February, 1889 in Plympton, South Australia

His parents were Samuel WARD and Ellen HAYLES


"...3299 Sergeant Bernard (Bernhardt) Richard Ward, 12th Battalion, of Plympton, SA. An orderman/traveller prior to enlistment he embarked with the 11th Reinforcements on HMAT Benalla (A24) on 27 October 1915. He later transferred to the 52nd Battalion and was killed in action in France on 3 July 1917, aged 27." - SOURCE (


Mr. Samuel P. Ward, an old resident of Plympton, has been officially informed that his third son, Sergeant Bernard Richard Ward, was killed in action on July 4. He enlisted in July, 1915, and embarked for Egypt in October last. He had been in the employ of Messrs. Walter & Morris for a number of years. He took an active part in athletic games, and was widely known in Sturt district football circles. He was in his 28th year." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 05 Aug 1916 (