Captain Hugh W Ward

12 Jun 1944

Hugh William Ward, son of Alfred and Annie E. Ward, of Sandy, Bedfordshire; husband of Joan Elizabeth Franks Ward, of Bedford, served with 53rd (Worcester Yeomanry) Airlanding Light Regiment RA during the Second World War.

The 53rd Airlanding Light Regiment's first deployment was on Operation Overlord, which marked the start of the liberation of France from German occupation.

Serving in 211 Airlanding Light Battery RA, Captain Ward went by glider to Normandy D-Day landings on 6 June 1944. He was killed on 12 June 1944, aged 34 years old and is now buried at Breville Communal Cemetery, at Breville, near Caen, Normandy.

Headstone photograph taken June 2014, courtesy of David Hebberd.

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Hugh  W  Ward

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