To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”

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George Frederick Ward


1917/06/20 - Born Hemsworth, Yorkshire

Son of Henry Edwin and Nancy Ward

(Father was a Miner Hewer for South Kirby Colliery Coy.)

Brother to Mabel (b.1911), Rose (b.1913), John (B.1914), and Leonard (b. 1920)

Occupation Wool & Silk Warehouseman

George married Winifred, Bradford, Yorkshire


Next of Kin - Wife, 45 Sloan Square East, Bradford, Yorkshire

Royal Artillery

122 Field Regiment



1939/06/01 - The 122 Field Regiment was formed in Bradford as a Territorial unit


1941/01/03 - Departed Glasgow in Empress of Japan.

1941/03/03 - Arrived Singapore.

Now part of 12th Indian Brigade.

1941/12/08 - Japan invades Malaya from  landings on the Malayan border with Thailand.

The 278 Battery of the 122 Field Regiment were transported to North Malaya and the 280 Battery took positions in Southern Area, Singapore.

1942/02/15 - Singapore surrenders to Japanese


1942/03/28 - WO 417/40, Casualty List No. 783. Reported ‘Missing’.


Japanese PoW

1942/02/15 - Captured Singapore

PoW No. 1694

Japanese Index Card - Side One


Japanese Index Card - Side Two


1942/06/26 - Transported overland to Thailand with June Mainland Party, train 5

5th train to Thailand with 600 PoWs

Commander Lt-Col. J.R. Williamson, 1st Indian H.A.A.

New PoW No. II 16471

Attached to Group 2

Worked in the area from Chungkai to Wang Pho

 Then up to Tha Khanun

Returning to Chungkai Late 1943 to early 1944

July 1945 he was transferred to Tha Muang.

1945/09/04 - Liberated Thailand


1945/10/10  - WO417/98, Casualty List No. 1880. Previously shown on Casualty List No. 1146 as reported Prisoner of War now Not Prisoner of War. Previous Theatre of War, Malaya.




1939-1945 Star-tn

Pacific Star

War Medal

1939-1945 Star


Post War

1946 - George and Winifred were blessed with a baby girl, Elaine

George attended FEPOW Leeds and District Meetings

Ward-Geroge-Frederick-FEPOW Leeds Badge

The blazer badge George wore with pride




George died in 1958 after a fatal accident at work.



Elaine Dillon - Daughter

Glenda Godfrey

Andrew Snow - Thailand Burma Railway Centre

Japanese Transports

Thailand - Burma Railway

KEW Files:- WO 361/2172, WO 392/26, WO 345/54, WO 361/1955, WO 361/2196, WO 361/2167, WO 361/2188, WO 361/2065,


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