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Hi,

My brother and I have begun researching family history on our fathers side of the family.

We know that our Great Grandfather joined the Kings Shropshire Light Infantry in September 1914 and would like, if possible, to find out where he went.

Later he transferred to the Royal Defence Corps and again, we are interested to know what he might have done or where he was.

He survived the Great War unharmed as far as we know.

Please can anyone share information about him?
His name was Charles Henry Ward.

Thankyou

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Welcome.

Have you found his Medal Index Card? Can you give a direct link to it?

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There is a Charles Henry Ward, born at Ludlow in 1867, joining the KSLI in September 1914 at the age of 47. His discharge papers are on ancestry - his service number was 18723. He served in the UK with KSLI, then 329 and 303 Protection Companies of the RDC.

He was discharged with a Silver War Badge in March 1919.

C

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There is a Charles Henry Ward, born at Ludlow in 1867, joining the KSLI in September 1914 at the age of 47. His discharge papers are on ancestry - his service number was 18723. He served in the UK with KSLI, then 329 and 303 Protection Companies of the RDC.

He was discharged with a Silver War Badge in March 1919.

C

Thankyou VERY much for this.

His eldest son Charles Edward also joined the Army and probably the KSLI too. We know he ended up in a hospital but when where and why is as yet unknown.

Another son Albert was born in 1895 so presumably he too joined up.

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You should bear in mind that less than one-third of service papers have survived but there are papers on ancestry for a Charles Edward Ward from Ludlow, born in 1892 and who was married to an Edith Ward (nee Lloyd) and with a child called Charles Trevor Ward.

If this is one of Charles Henry Ward's sons, he went to Leominster on 28 January 1915 and joined the Army Service Corps. He was discharged in late February through ill-health including anaemia and shortness of breath. The RAMC doctor wrote in his notes that there were "no definite signs of tuberculosis" and was careful to point out that the debility was not as a result of his service in the army.

C

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You should bear in mind that less than one-third of service papers have survived but there are papers on ancestry for a Charles Edward Ward from Ludlow, born in 1892 and who was married to an Edith Ward (nee Lloyd) and with a child called Charles Trevor Ward.

If this is one of Charles Henry Ward's sons, he went to Leominster on 28 January 1915 and joined the Army Service Corps. He was discharged in late February through ill-health including anaemia and shortness of breath. The RAMC doctor wrote in his notes that there were "no definite signs of tuberculosis" and was careful to point out that the debility was not as a result of his service in the army.

Thankyou for your help which is much appreciated.

Thankyou woollamc.

Charles Trevor was my dad and Charles Edward did in fact suffer from TB.beginning in 1940. He survived that...., unusual at the time so I understand..... and died in 1952.

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