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?)
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
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:
MM - Military Medal awarded in 1945. German Attack on "C" Squadron on the night of 14/15 April 1945 at Nettlecamp, near Welzen/Hamburg, Germany
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.