|This cabinet photograph of appears to depict the family of Corporal Ward with his five month old son Henry Ward and
a woman assumed to be his wife. The identification of this family is based upon the name of infant which is inscribed
on the reverse: "Henry Ward age 5 months & week." That is the way it was written and I suppose the author meant
"5 months and 1 week" by this.
Based upon the age of Henry when this photo was taken I made the assumption that he was born in Bermuda. After a
bit of searching I found a Henry St. J. Ward, born in Bermuda and living in Southwick, Durham with his parents in the
1901 Census. Regimental Birth Indices show a Henry St. John Ward being born on Bermuda in 1884. His father -
John Ward - is listed as Sergeant-Major in the Royal Artillery.
The senior John Ward was born around 1853 in Stafford, Staffordshire. In 1891 John Ward is listed as living in Bishop
Wearmouth, Durham with the rank of Sergeant in the Royal Artillery.
Henry Ward's wife named as Harriet C., was shown to have been born in the East Indies. Another son Arthur, was
born in Nova Scotia, Canada.
Based upon these localities Sergeant-Major John Ward may have served overseas posting in India and Canada in
addition to Bermuda. I have yet to have uncover any additional details of Ward's military career.
John A. Frith - Photographer
St. Georges, Bermuda