Ward, George Augustus Crosbie

Ward, George Augustus Crosbie


Royal Navy

Died of disease Tuesday 6 April 1920 (aged 54)


Ballywalter and District War Memorial


The name GAC Ward is listed on Ballywalter and District War Memorial where he is described as a Captain in the Royal Navy.

George Augustus Crosbie Ward was born on 14 August 1865 in The Hill, Monkstown, Dublin and he was a son of The Honourable Somerset Richard Hamilton Augustus Ward JP, Captain 72nd Highlanders (born 9 March 1833) who later lived at Isle o’ Valla House, Downpatrick.  His mother was Norah Mary Elizabeth Ward (nee Hill), daughter of Lord George Hill.

The Honourable Somerset Richard Hamilton Augustus Ward and Norah Mary Elizabeth Hill were married on 26 April 1859 and they had three children:

Norah Louisa Fanny (born 13 June 1861; married Henry Lyle Mulholland, 2nd Baron Dunleath, Ballywalter Park, Ballywalter 28 July 1881)

George Augustus Crosbie (born 14 August 1865)

Crosbie Charles (born 26 March 1868; died 1922)

George Augustus Crosbie Ward joined the Royal Navy on 15 January 1879.

His father, Somerset Richard Hamilton Augustus Ward, died in Carrowdore Castle on 26 December 1912.

George Augustus Crosbie Ward and Helen Margaret Joan Worsley were married in 1915 in Brackley, Northamptonshire.

His mother, Norah Mary Elizabeth Ward, died in Newcastle, Co Down on 24 April 1920.

His widow, Helen Margaret Joan Ward (nee Worsley) died on 2 June 1948.

Commander George Augustus Crosbie Ward died on 6 April 1920 at 12 Hinde Street, Manchester Square, London and, after his service during the Great War,  was awarded a trio of service medals:  the 1914-15 Star together with the Victory and British War Medals.

Captain George Augustus Crosbie Ward also held the Japanese Order of the Sacred Treasure (Third Class) and was an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE).