Tommy Ward

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Date of Birth: 1885
Date of Death: 1976

Tommy Ward was born in Edgworth on 29th August 1885, the son of Thomas Ward of Bradshaw, Bolton and Sarah Hannah Cripps from Ledbury, Herefordshire. Tommy enrolled at Edgworth Wesleyan School on 21st October 1989 and his address was given as The Hillock, Edgworth, and his father Thomas’ occupation as ‘Porter’.34

Prior to the war the family were living at 161 Bolton Road, Edgworth and Tommy was working as a ‘Wet Stenter’ in the local Calico Bleachworks.
Tommy clearly served in WW1 but no Service or Pension Record has been found and the uniform in the photo has yet to be identified.

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