33615 Private Albert Ward.

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17th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers.

Awarded the D.C.M. in the London Gazette of 12 March 1919.

Ward was a native of Read, Lancashire.

The citation for the D.C.M. published in the London Gazette reads, "For marked gallantry and devotion to duty as a company runner during attacks on L'Escault, near Avelghem, on 27th October and 31st October 1918. On the 27th when an urgent message had been sent to battalion headquarters, and no reply had been received, he volunteered to take a message, and succeeded in delivering it and bringing back a reply despite a very heavy fire from snipers and machine-guns. On the 31st, after being wounded, he advanced with his company to the first objective. His conduct throughout was most admirable."