L/610 Gunner Herbert Edward Ward.

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"C" Battery, 64th Brigade, R.F.A.

Awarded the Military Medal in the London Gazette of 28 September 1917.

Ward was a native of Burnley, Lancashire.

The Burnley The Burnley Express of 3 May 1919 reported, EIGHT HEROES RECEIVE THEIR MEDALS, amongst whom was L/610 Gunner Herbert Edward Ward of 95, Travis Street, Burnley, who was awarded his Military Medal for, 'Bravery in the Field on 3 June 1917, whilst with a wagon taking ammunition up to the battery position he came under heavy shell fire, and was wounded. Saying nothing about his wounds he showed gallantry and coolness in extricating other wounded men and horses. Afterwards he volunteered to go on with another wagon, it was later noticed he had received five wounds. He was formerly a collier at Bank Hall Pit.

Ward joined the Accrington and Burnley Howitzers on the 6 March 1915 and went out on active service in January 1916.