I'm so pleased at interest in Henry Ward VC

First published in Letters

MAY I say how pleased I was to read of the renewed interest in Henry Ward VC and his grave in Great Malvern Cemetery (Malvern Gazette, June 13).

I have been in touch with members and staff of the town council and the Malvern Civic Society over the last few years expressing my concern at the sad condition of this historic headstone.

It is a very special feature of our cemetery and is sadly disintegrating.

The history of Private Henry Ward was researched some years ago by his great-granddaughter Mary Andrew, Kathleen Newby of Harleston, and latterly by myself.

It was agreed that I would combine the results and publish an illustrated booklet.

This was published in 2001 with family approval and is still on sale in the Malvern Museum of Local History in the Priory Gateway.

If Cllr L'Anson or any other interested party would like to contact me I still have all the relevant papers and photographs and I would be happy to make them available.

Christine Bannister

Malvern

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree