Martin WARD

Regimental number12/960
Marital statusSingle
Next of kinH Ward, Tuam, Co Galway, Ireland
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in an attack. When all his company officers became casualties he took command of the company and led it in the attack on the final objective. He showed great courage and good leadership throughout.'
Source: London Gazette
Date: 26 November 1917

Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body

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