"George Ward was born in Evesham, Worcestershire, in 1855, and attested for the 29th Infantry Brigade at Birmingham on 20 August
1877. Posted to the 58th Regiment of Foot on 13 February 1878, he served with the Regiment in South Africa from 26 February 1879
until 5 May 1881, and took part in operations during the Zulu War (entitled to Medal). He was promoted Corporal on 21 March 1883,
before transferring to the Army Reserve on 23 August of that year.
He rejoined the Colours on 9 February 1885, and was posted to the 2nd Battalion Welsh Regiment, reverting at his own request to the
rank of Private. He served with the Regiment in South Africa from 18 February 1885 until 8 May 1886, and then in Egypt and the Sudan
from May 1886 until 14 May 1889, taking part in the operations at Suakin and the action at Gemaizah on 20 December 1888.
Returning home, he was discharged on 18 May 1889, after 11 years and 269 days’ service".