Charles Ward papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Torpedo Badge and Bar certificate (27 Sep. 1919); Mercantile Marine Identity and Service Certificate (29 Jan. 1919); Certificate of authority to wear War Medals for the Mercantile Marine (2 Sep. 1919-3 June 1921); 2 postcards (3 Jan. 1918, 2 Mar. 1918); Photocopied memorandum from the Admiralty (20 Sep. 1917); 2 photographs (n.d.); Photograph album relating to Schweidnitz with annotations by his son (1918, 1971); Press cutting relating to SS Cordova (26 Nov. 1977).

Administrative / Biographical History

Charles Hetherington Ward (1875-1958) was born at Sunderland. A Captain, Merchant Navy, he served on SS Cordova and was held as a POW (Prisoner of War) at Schweidnitz after his ship was sunk whilst in convoy in Dec. 1917.

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