Eric Harding Ward

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Commander (retired) Eric Harding Ward, R.N. (27 July, 1888 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Midhurst.

Admitted to Haslar for eight days with a wound on his right elbow on 1 September 1908.

Ward was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1910.

Ward was reprimanded in 1912, perhaps while appointed to Triumph after a Court Martial for improperly leaving a place of duty partly proved the charge. He was appointed to Blanche on 1 March 1912.

Ward served in the R.I.M. troopship H.M.S. Hardinge from 6 August 1914 to 3 November, 1915 when he moved to the R.I.M. troopship H.M.S. Dufferin.

Ward was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 December, 1918.

Ward was placed on the Retired List at his own request with a gratuity on 17 January, 1920.

World War II

Ward served in Durban and Capetown.

Ward was promoted to the rank of Commander (retired) on 4 March, 1941.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Captain of H.M.S. Gardenia
18 Feb, 1918[1] – May, 1919
Succeeded by
Thomas R. Fforde
Preceded by
Norman B. F. Peploe
Captain of H.M.S. Druid
14 Jul, 1919[2][3] – 8 Aug, 1919
Succeeded by
Eric H. Ward
Preceded by
Eric H. Ward
Captain of H.M.S. Druid
14 Aug, 1919 – 1919
Succeeded by


  1. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 799.
  2. The Navy List. (September, 1919). p. 780.
  3. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Friday, Aug 01, 1919; pg. 18; Issue 42167.