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Papers of Private William Ward, 1st Leicestershire Regiment of Foot


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The papers comprise:
  1. miscellaneous memoranda
  2. lists of men and provisions
  3. a list of Ward's whereabouts, 1894-1902, mainly during the Boer war
  4. copies of army orders, 1900
  5. maps of and notes on the battles of Colenso and Dundee, and the assault on Ladysmith, 1899-1900
  6. a list of degrees of drunkenness, ranging from 'Mortally inebriated' to 'Sober as a judge'.


  • 1894-1902


2 shelfmarks

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Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. Hist. e. 382].
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MSS. Eng. Hist. e. 382, f. 85

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13856

Biographical / Historical

Private William Ward, later Sergeant, (fl. 1894-1902) of the 1st Leicestershire Regiment of Foot.

Other Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given to the Library with related papers (MSS. Eng. misc. c. 882, fols. 188-206), in 1982.

Related Materials

Papers relating to Sgt. Ward, including certificates of character and discharge (MSS Eng. misc. c. 882, fols. 188-206).
Papers of Private William Ward, 1st Leicestershire Regiment of Foot
Susan Thomas
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom