Private Sidney George Ward

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

2 Nov 1917

War time / or Pre War occupation

Plait warehouseman


J. J. Haye, George Street

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

94 Dallow Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Irish House Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 22nd November 1917
Pte Sidney George Ward

Pte Sidney George Ward, 33678, 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, died on November 2nd, 1917, from wounds sustained near the front line in Belgium the previous day. He was aged 28.

In a letter to parents Herbert John and Louisa Ward, of 94 Dallow Road, Luton, CSM A. Cook wrote: "Your son was one of a working party which went to dig a trench not far from the front line, and whilst digging it he was hit by a bullet which pierced his side. He was immediately taken to the field ambulance, but unfortunately his wound proved fatal and he died the following morning."

Sidney Ward had enlisted in the Bedfords early in 1916 and proceeded to France in December. Prior to joining up he had been a plait warehouseman employed by hat manufacturer Mr J. J. Haye, of George Street, Luton.

He was also well known in football circles, having been left-back of the Albion FC before joining the Clarence team. To his football associates he was known as 'Ecker Ward'.

Individual Location

Pte Sidney George Ward

Author: Deejaya

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