Major Albert Ward MBE MM of The Royal Highland Fusiliers

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my daddy, my silent hero: Major Albert Ward MBE MM of The Royal Highland Fusiliers

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Major Albert Ward MBE MM

Born: 24 December 1914, at 144 Dumbiedykes Road, Edinburgh

Parents: Father: William Wright Ward Born 21st November 1876. (87 Bonnington Road, Leith, Edinburgh) "Killed in Action" late 1914/early 1915 at YPRES serving under 3rd (Special Reserve) Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers as a Private, aged circa 39. Mother: Rose Ann Ward nee Doonen. Grandfather: Peter Ward, Grandmother: Agnes Ward (nee Wright - married 1866 November 12th?)

Married: Ursula (Uschi) Augusta Maria Baingo in the Church of Scotland Chapel, Hamburg Germany 21 December 1949

Died: 8 June 2003, buried in Mortanhall Cemetery, Edinburgh

Major Albert Ward MBE MM Military Service:
  • From October 1924 to January 1929 > Queen Victoria Military School, Dunblane

  • From 1929 > served with The Royal Scots Fusiliers in: England (2.09.29 to 22.02.32), Palestine (Haifa, Sarafand 23.02.32 to 9.12.32), Egypt (10.12.32 to 12.05.36), Palestine (Tel Aviv, 13.05.36 to 30.10.36) (Egypt (Moascar, 31.10.36 to 26.11.36) India (karachi, 27.11.36 to 8.01.38)

  • From 1939 > served with The Royal Scots Fusiliers (he was the very last Quartermaster of the RSF) > The Royal Fusiliers > and Reconnaissance Regiment (54th, 45th, 52th, 45th> in: England, Scotland

  • From 27th june 1944 > served with the The 15th (Scottish) Reconnaissance Regiment, RAC as a WO1 (Warrant Officer 1st Class) Regimental Sergeant Major in: France , Belgium, Holland, Germany (was present at the libertaion of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp which so horrific, he could never, ever talk about), Denmark, Germany (Bielefeld, Hamburg, Celle)

  • 1949, 26 November > stationed Q(M) HQ Hamburg District, B.A.O.R 3 and married mummy.

  • From 1950 > served with The Royal Scots Fusiliers in: England (Carlisle), Golf Coast (Teshie near Accra - 1954 to 57), England (ShornCliffe), Cyprus (1958 detached)

  • From 1959 > was the first quartermaster of The Royal Highland Fusiliers (The regiment was formed on 20 January 1959 by the then amalgamation of The Royal Scots Fusiliers, with The Highland Light Infantry). Served in Cyprus (1965 detached), Aden (1960), Malta (1961), West Germany (1963 - Islerlohn where i was born and Berlin 1967, Hohne 1969)


  • From 1969 > served as Recruitment Officer for Scottish Army in Edinburgh

  • From 1975 > and finally... served as an Emplyoment Officer for the Regular Forces Employment Association to help find ex-soldiers civie jobs

  • Oops - i may have got dates wrong as i was trying to decipher daddy's notes

Major Albert Ward Medals:

Major Albert Ward London Gazette citations (with hugest thanks to bonnie RHFer W Morham) :

Daddy's favourite:
  • Piper's tune and played at his funeral (with great thanks to Willie Shaw) - "Highland Cathedral"

  • Song - "Oh, Danny Boy"

  • Food - always a soldier!

  • Saying... "another one, for the road"



Nemo Nos Impune Lacesset - No One Assails Us With Impunity (The Royal Highland Fusiliers Moto)

I would like to thank all the fantastic RHF Veterans on the RHF Veterans Forum for their wonderful comments and help - and in his email to me, Morris quoted a wonderful motto - Na diobair caraid's a charraid - Forsake not a friend in the fray. I thank the RHF for giving my parents their best years of their lives.



a dedication from the most proudest daughter > to my father, my silent hero: Major Albert Ward MBE MM of The Royal Highland Fusiliers and my grooviest ever mummy, Ursula Augusta Maria Ward (nee Uschi Baingo)



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