Corporal Z/658 Arthur Alan Ward

9th Battalion, Rifle Brigade
Killed in Action: 2nd Battle of Bellewaarde Ridge, France and Flanders, 25th September 1915, aged

  • Commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 46 - 48 and 50
  • Awarded: British War and Victory Medals
  • Son of Thomas and Alice Jane Ward
  • NNWFHS Memorial: Mancetter

Links to Relevant Information

1911 Census and Family History Information

  • Born Jan Qtr 1898 at Atherstone
  • Lived at Manor Farm, Mancetter [1891]
  • Enlisted at Atherstone. Arrived in France

    The Diversionary Attack on Bellewaarde Ridge
    The Battle of Loos would take place mainly from 25-30 September 1915 and the second Battle of Bellewaarde Ridge, or of Bellewaarde Farm, on 25 September 1915, was a disastrous diversionary attack launched to distract German attention from the main Battle of Loos. The 42nd Infantry Brigade was tasked with seizing Bellewaarde Farm. The 5th Bn. Ox. and Bucks. were in the centre, with the 5th King’s Shropshire Light Infantry (KSLI) on their right and the 9th Rifle Brigade to their left.

    A detailed report of the action, including War Diaries of the 5th Battalion, the orders for the action and individual officers’ reports and sketch maps of the area was made in war diaries which can be found on various websites, often payment is needed though. Read more here from the Rugby Remembers website


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