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Charles Burley Ward
Birth: Jul. 10, 1877
Metropolitan Borough of Leeds
West Yorkshire, England
Death: Dec. 30, 1921
Bridgend, Wales

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) 
St Marys Churchyard
Cardiff, Wales
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Originally Created by: Peterborough "K"
Record added: Nov 17, 2003
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Charles Burley Ward
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Remembering you. God Bless.
- HeavenlyPeace
 Added: Jul. 10, 2016
Rest in peace old chap.
- derrick unwin
 Added: Feb. 1, 2016

- Robert Saulino, Sr.
 Added: Dec. 30, 2014
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