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VC1187    James Allen Ward

Name   James Allen Ward   No.      

VC Issue No.   1187   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Royal New Zealand Airforce attached to No. 75 Squadron, Royal Air Force



Rank VC Won    Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Wanganui, Wellington, New Zealand

Place Of Death   Hamburg, Germany

Buried/Location Ashes   Ohlsdorf Cemetery, Hamburg, Germany


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)     Plot/Grave no.  Plot V-A, Row A-1, Grave 9

Gazetted    5 August 1941

VC Presented   Governor-General of New Zealand, Government House, Wellington, New Zealand


P  Headstone, Ohlsdorf Cemetery, Hamburg, Germany

Named on War Memorial, Whanganui War Memorial Confrence Centre, Whanganui, New Zealand

P  Named on VC RAF Memorial at St Clement Dane's Church, Aldwych, London

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Queens Gardens, Dunedin, New Zealand

P  Ward Avenue, Innsworth, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

P  Ward Crescent, Swanton Morley, Norfolk

P  Named on Bomber Command Memorial, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

By The Way…

VC Held By

Auckland War Memorial Museum, Domain Drive, Auckland, New Zealand



VC 1186 VC 1188
VC 1186
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BORN    14 June 1919

DIED   15 September 1941   AGE   22

VC Won   7 July 1941    AGE    22

Place VC Won   Zuider Zee, Holland

War/Campaign   Second World War

VC Ephemera

Second World War