"Surgeon-Major Ward had sixteen years' service in the Army Medical Staff when he was obliged to retire on account of loss of sight.
He became totally blind, and died eighteen months ago. He was through the Zulu, Sekukuni, and Boer Wars, and was present and wounded in the action of Bronkers' Spruit, in the Transvaal, in which action 150 out of the 250 were killed or wounded, and six out of eight officers lost.
Surgeon·Major Ward, with 100 wounded, remained prisoners in the hands of the Boers for three months, and it was to the hardships, privations, and anxieties of this period that the failure of his health was due, which resulted in his loss of sight.
The case is recommended by: Surgeon-General W. L. Gnbbins, O.B., M.V.O., M.B., K.H.S.,Director-General, Army Medical Service; Surgeon. General Sir William Taylor, K.O.B;, K.H.D., K.H.P.; Surgeon-General Sir Alfred Keogh, K.O.B. ;' Surgeon-General Sir Charles M. D. Ouffe, K.O.B., F.R.O.S.; Major-General Sir George A. French, K.O.M.G.; Oolonel RA. Kerr Montgomery, D.S.O., R.A."
Source: Military Health