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 Charles Burley Ward

Charles Burley Ward

Birth
Leeds, Metropolitan Borough of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
Death 30 Dec 1921 (aged 44)
Bridgend, Wales
Burial Whitchurch, Cardiff, Wales
Memorial ID 8095969 · View Source
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Boar War British Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. In the 2nd Boar War, he served as a Private in the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. On June 26, 1900, suddenly his unit was surrounded by 500 Boars at Lindley South Africa. With the majority of his group being killed or wounded, Private Ward volunteered to go for reinforcements. Through a storm of enemy rifle fire, he managed to cross 150 yards of open field to reach a signal post. Having delivered the message, he returned to his commanding officer across the open field and was severely wounded during the fight. For his gallant actions, he was promoted Sergeant and was last man to receive the Victoria Cross Medal from Queen Victoria herself, in September 1900.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: Peterborough K
  • Added: 17 Nov 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8095969
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Burley Ward (10 Jul 1877–30 Dec 1921), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8095969, citing St Marys Churchyard, Whitchurch, Cardiff, Wales ; Maintained by Find A Grave .