John Ward was born in England in 1771 and joined the British Army. He is mentioned in John Gray’s novel, Soldiers of the King on page 156 as being a Private in the Flank Company 1st Regiment Kent Militia. Ward returned to England after the War of 1812 having left his wife and small child there. Ward applied for a land grant in Canada West and settled in the Burford area. He outlived his wife and son and died at the age of 83 in 1855. He is buried in the Congregational Cemetery in Burford.
Veteran SummaryJohn Ward
Private , Flank Company 1st Regiment Kent Militia
Place of Birth
Unknown, Unknown, England, U.K.
Place of Death
Burford Township, Ontario , CAN
Died on: 11 JUN 1855
Reason: Old Age
Location of Grave
Burford Congregational Cemetery, 404 Maple Ave., South
Burford, ON, CAN
Latitude: 43.102N Longitude: -80.4282