Rev John Chamberlain Ward


Rev John Chamberlain Ward

Elmira, Chemung County, New York, USA
Death 15 Feb 1949 (aged 75)
Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
Burial Belmont, Allegany County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 143533049 View Source
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Rector of Grace Church:

.... Buffalo, New York
.... 1901 - 1921

Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese:

.... Erie, Pennsylvania
.... Appointed: April 13, 1921
.... Retired June 1, 1943

Chaplin for the 74th NY Infantry:

.... Buffalo, New York

Military Service:

.... New York 74th Infantry
.... Mexican Border in 1916
.... 74th NY Infantry was reorganized for the World War
.... Assigned to the 105th Machine Gun Battalion, 27th Division
.... Transferred to the 107th Infantry, 27th Division
.... Transferred to the 108th Infantry

Military Awards:

.... DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS, for extraordinary heroism, with the 108th Infantry, during the Battle of the Hindenburg Line, Sept 29, 1918.

.... British Military Cross. Wounded in action, October 12, 1918.

Returned to the States, March 6, 1919. marched in the " Welcome Home parade for the 27th Division ", up 5th Avenue, in New York City, March 25, 1919. Discharged March 31, 1919 Camp Upton, NY.

During World War 2 he was unable to become a Army Chaplin again, because of age, he did served a year at a church in Seward, Alaska, in support of the troops.

Harvard, class of 1896
General Theological Seminary

New York Times, Feb. 16, 1949, page 25, obituary

Geneva Daily Times, Feb. 18, 1949, obituary


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