South West Bedfordshire MP, Andrew Selous, honoured local Leighton Buzzard soldier Sergeant William Ward in the House of Commons Constituency Garden of Remembrance this week.
Sergeant Ward served in the 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment and was posted to Palestine North Africa where he died aged 27 years. Sergeant Ward was Killed in Action at El Alamein on the 23rd November 1942.
Sergeant Ward started Beaudesert Boys School, Leighton Buzzard in the Easter of 1922 and entered into Wasp House and he then left school Easter 1929. He was the husband of Letitia Ward of Salford Lancashire, remembered with Honour and buried at Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma. He is Commemorated in Perpetuity by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
Speaking afterwards, Andrew Selous MP said,
“It is important we remember the brave soldiers from South West Bedfordshire who paid the ultimate sacrifice so that we can continue to live as free citizens. Lest we forget”.