Ward, Edward James Herbert

Personal Details

First nameEdward
Middle nameJames Herbert
Place of birthBirdsville, Qld
Date of death10/06/1918
Place of deathFrance
Cause of death

Killed in action


Only son of Edward Ward (Police Magistrate, Birdsville d.22/01/1896) & Jane Elizabeth Keyes

Jane Elizabeth married Henry Robert Scarlett on the 26 Oct 1897 [Ref:1897/000519] and they had the following children:
Percy Henry – 11 Aug 1899
Ethel Alma – 21 Nov 1902

War Records


ServiceAustralian Army
Service number6106
Date of enlistment25/01/1916
Locality of enlistmentMuttaburra, Qld
Place of enlistmentRockhampton, Qld
Next of kinMrs Jane Elizabeth Scarlett (mother)
Date of death10/06/1918
Place of deathFrance
Cause of deathKilled in action
Memorial panel

106 Commemorative Area, Australian War Museum
Buried Beacon Cemetery, Sailly-Laurette, France – Grave IV.F.15.

Posting at discharge25th Bn Australian Inf
Roll of honourMuttaburra

AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army


WARD, Pte. Edward James Herbert, 6106. 25th Bn. Australian Inf. Killed in action 10th June, 1918. Age 34. Son of Edward and Jane Elizabeth Ward, of Laura, South Australia. Native of Birdsville, Queensland. IV. F. 15.

Embarked with 15 Infantry Battalion - 1 to 23 Reinforcements
(December 1914-November 1916)
Ship Name: HMAT Itonus
Ship Number: A50
Date of Embarkation: 8 August 1916
Place of Embarkation: Brisbane

Previous occupation - Kangaroo shooter, Muttaburra