Henry Ward VC.

Henry Ward  (1823 – 12/09/1867) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Indian Mutiny.

The citation, recorded in the London Gazette of Issue: 22154, Page: 2958 reads:

“For his gallant and devoted conduct in having on the night of the 25th, and morning of the 26th of September, 1857, remained by the dooly of Captain H. M. Havelock, 10th Regiment, Deputy Assistant-Adjutant-General, Field Force, who was severely wounded, and on the morning of the 26th of September, escorted that Officer and Private Thomas Pilkington, 78th Highlanders, who was also wounded, and had taken refuge in the same dooly, through a very heavy cross fire of ordnance and musketry. This soldier remained by the side of the dooly, and by his example and exertions kept the dooly bearers from dropping their double load, throughout the heavy fire, with the same steadiness as if on parade, thus saving the lives of both, and bringing them in safety to the Baillie Guard.” (Extract from Divisional Orders of Major-General Sir James Outram, G.C.B., dated 27th October, 1857.”

He is buried in Great Malvern Cemetery, Great Malvern, Worcs.

Henry Ward VC 1823 - 12/09/1867 Great Malvern Cemetery

Henry Ward VC
1823 – 12/09/1867
Great Malvern Cemetery

Kerbstone inscription

Kerbstone inscription

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