David McCormack Ward  ‎(I83)‎
Given Names: David McCormack
Surname: Ward

Gender: MaleMale
      

Birth: 12 October 1908 31 26 Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, U.S.A.
Death: 23 February 1945 ‎(Age 36)‎ Mortally wounded while underfire, crossing the Roer River near Duren, Belgium; received the Purple Heart with Oak Cluster and the Bronze Star
Personal Facts and Details
Birth 12 October 1908 31 26 Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, U.S.A.


Source: "Family History of William E. Ward"
Publication: Unpublished manuscript.

Military Second Lieutenant, 415th Infantry Regiment, 104th Infantry Division the renowned Timberwolves, United States Army, World War II ‎(see note and media file)‎


Source: "Family History of William E. Ward"
Publication: Unpublished manuscript.

Source: "The American Battle Monuments Commission ‎(ABMC)‎"

Census 1910 ‎(Age 14 months)‎ Age: 1 year 1 month 1910 United States Federal Census, East Avenue 32, Los Angeles City, Los Angeles Precinct 14, Assembly District 74, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.


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Citation Details:  Year: 1910; Census Place: Los Angeles Assembly District 74, Los Angeles, California; Roll: T624_83; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 59; Image: 886.
  Text: Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census ‎[database on-line]‎. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910. T624, 1,178 rolls.
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Census 1920 ‎(Age 11)‎ Age: 11 1920 United States Federal Census, West Colorado ‎(Ave.?)‎, Eagle Rock City, Precinct 1, Burbank Township, Los Angeles County, California, U.S.A.


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Citation Details:  Year: 1920;Census Place: Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, California; Roll: T625_102; Page: 18A; Enumeration District: 21; Image: 795.
  Text: Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census ‎[database on-line]‎. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Enumeration Districts 819-839 on roll 323 ‎(Chicago City. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1920. T625, 2,076 rolls.
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Census 1930 ‎(Age 21)‎ Age: 21 1930 United States Federal Census, Hill Drive, Los Angeles City, Assembly District 54, Los Angeles Township, Los Angeles County, California, U.S.A.


Show Details Source: "1930 United States Federal Census"

Citation Details:  Year: 1930; Census Place: Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California; Roll: 161; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 655; Image: 220.0.
  Text: Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census ‎[database on-line]‎. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.
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Death 23 February 1945 ‎(Age 36)‎ Mortally wounded while underfire, crossing the Roer River near Duren, Belgium; received the Purple Heart with Oak Cluster and the Bronze Star


Source: "Family History of William E. Ward"
Publication: Unpublished manuscript.

Source: "The American Battle Monuments Commission ‎(ABMC)‎"

Burial 1945 ‎(Age 36)‎
Cemetery: Henri-Chapelle Military cemetery, Aubel North of Liege, Belgium


Source: "The American Battle Monuments Commission ‎(ABMC)‎"

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Parents Family  (F16)
David Montezuma Ward
1877 - 1958
Lulu Josephine Martin
1882 - 1956
David McCormack Ward
1908 - 1945
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Notes

Note
David McCormack Ward, son of David Montezuma Ward and his wife, Josephine, was named after his grandfather. Born in Los Angeles, California October 12, 1908 he was killed in action in World War II in Germany. His unit, the 415th Inf Reg, 104th Infantry Div., the renowned Timber Wolves, was under fire while crossing the Roer River near Duren, Belgium when David sustained his mortal wound. He was a Lieutenant and was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. His unit had landed in Cherbourg, France in September of 1944 after the Normandy invasion.

The 104th Infantry Division had trained in Washington and Oregon in the art of night fighting. They were specialists in making devastating night raids which surprised and terrified the Germans who did not like night-fighting at all. After their landing in France in September of 1944, they were transfered eastward and attached to the US First Army in the Netherlands. David was an integral part of the Officer Corps having trained with them from the first. He fought through the Netherlands campaign making vicious night attacks on various German units and driving them out of the dikes of Holland. For this a beautiful Monument was erected in the Netherlands after the War commemorating their work and their sacrifices.

The dreaded night attacks continued on into Belgium and up to Aachen where they spearheaded the drive to push the Nazi army back into Germany. Numerous rivers had to be crossed where casualties were the highest due to the exposure and the difficulty. Being one of the leaders in these actions, Lieutenant Ward was wounded more than once receiving the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster. His final wounding proved fatal during one of these river crossings and his body lies at peace in the Henri-Chapelle Memorial Cemetery in the center of the very Belgian ground his unit fought over. Because of thousands of heroes like him, the Allies were victorious in their fight for freedom and the world will forever be grateful.

David attended Glendale, California High School as a classmate and football team mate of John Wayne. After attending Glendale Junior College he tried sales with a packing company before enlisting in the California National Guard in the late 30's. When Pearl Harbor was attacked David switched his allegiance to the US Army with an immediate commission as Lieutenant. He was subsequently sent to train in the Northwest with the 104th Division when it was organized and eventually went to Europe shortly after the June, 1944 invasion. Only his parents and three sisters were left to mourn his loss.

Source: "Family History of William E. Ward"
Publication: Unpublished manuscript.


Note
David is listed by the "American Battle Monuments Commission, the World War II Honor Roll"

Service #01999808
415th Infantry Regiment
104th Infantry Division
Entered service from: California
Died: February 23, 1945
Buried: Plot C, Row 8, Grave 27
Henri-Chapelle American Military cemetery

Henri-Chapelle, Belgium
Aubel, North of Liege
Awards: Purple Heart with Oak Cluster, Bronze Star

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CENSUS

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1910 United States Federal Census, East Avenue 32, Los Angeles City, Los Angeles Precinct 14, Assembly District 74, Los Angeles, California, page 9B, lines 91-95, dwelling 213, family 216.

Name - David M. Ward, head of household, male white 33, first marriage 8 years, birthplace - Kansas, father's birthplace - Missouri, mother's birthplace - Missouri, occupation - boilermaker, can read and write
Name - Lulu J. Ward, wife, female white 30, first marriage 8 years, place of birth - Missouri, father's place of birth - Virginia, mother's place of birth - Ohio, can read and write
Name - Vanette M. Ward, female white 2, single, birthplace - California, father's birthplace - Kansas, mother's birthplace - Missouri
Name - David Mc. Ward, son, male white 1 1/12, single, birthplace - California, father's birthplace - Kansas, mother's birthplace - Missouri
Name - Grace L. Wilson, servant, female white 15, single, birthplace - California, father's birthplace - unknown, mother's birthplace - England, occupation - housekeeper; private family, can read and write, in school.
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1920 United States Federal Census, West Colorado ‎(Ave.?)‎, Eagle Rock City, Precinct 1, Burbank Township, Los Angeles County, California, page 18A, lines 6-10, dwelling 47, family number 47, enumerated 21 January 1920 by Maude B. Chamberlain.

Name - David M. Ward, head of household, male white 42, married, can read and write, place of birth - Kansas, father's place of birth - Missouri, mother's place of birth - Missouri, occupation - manufacturer of steel products
Name - L. Josephine Ward, wife, female white 39, married, can read and write, place of birth - Missouri, father's place of birth - Virginia, mother's place of birth - Ohio
Name - David M. Ward, son, male white 11, single, can read, write, in school, place of birth California, father's place of birth - Kansas, mother's place of birth - Missouri
Name - Vanette M. Ward, daughter, female white 9, single, can read, write, in school, place of birth California, father's place of birth - Kansas, mother's place of birth - Missouri
Name - Jane M. Ward, daughter, female white 4 months, single, can read, write, in school, place of birth California, father's place of birth - Kansas, mother's place of birth - Missouri
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1930 United States Federal Census, Hill Drive, Los Angeles City, Assembly District 54, Los Angeles Township, Los Angeles County, California, page 9A, lines 29-34, dwelling 8, family number 10, enumerated 5 April 1930 by Jeanette B. Harris.

Name - David M. Ward, head of household, value of owned home $9,000.00, male white 52, married at age 23, can read and write, place of birth - Kansas, father's place of birth - Missouri, mother's place of birth - Missouri, occupation - engineer for Structural Steel, not a veteran.
Name - Lulu J. Ward, wife, female white 50, married at age 21, can read and write, place of birth - Missouri, father's place of birth - Virginia, mother's place of birth - Ohio,
Name - David M. Ward Jr., son, male white 21, single, can read and write, place of birth - California, father's place of birth - Kansas, mother's place of birth - Missouri, occupation - none
Name - Vanette M. Ward, daughter, female white 19, single, can read and write, place of birth - California, father's place of birth - Kansas, mother's place of birth - Missouri
Name - Jane M. Ward, daughter, female white 10, single, in school, can read and write, place of birth - California, father's place of birth - Kansas, mother's place of birth - Missouri
Name - Selma M. Ward, daughter, female white 8, single, in school, can read and write, place of birth - California, father's place of birth - Kansas, mother's place of birth - Missouri
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Show Details Source: "1910 United States Federal Census"

Citation Details:  Year: 1910; Census Place: Los Angeles Assembly District 74, Los Angeles, California; Roll: T624_83; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 59; Image: 886.
  Text: Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census ‎[database on-line]‎. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910. T624, 1,178 rolls.
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Show Details Source: "1920 United States Federal Census"

Citation Details:  Year: 1920;Census Place: Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, California; Roll: T625_102; Page: 18A; Enumeration District: 21; Image: 795.
  Text: Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census ‎[database on-line]‎. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Enumeration Districts 819-839 on roll 323 ‎(Chicago City. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1920. T625, 2,076 rolls.
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Show Details Source: "1930 United States Federal Census"

Citation Details:  Year: 1930; Census Place: Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California; Roll: 161; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 655; Image: 220.0.
  Text: Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census ‎[database on-line]‎. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.
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Sources
Birth "Family History of William E. Ward"
Publication: Unpublished manuscript.
Military "Family History of William E. Ward"
Publication: Unpublished manuscript.
Military "The American Battle Monuments Commission ‎(ABMC)‎"
Census "1910 United States Federal Census"
Citation Details:  Year: 1910; Census Place: Los Angeles Assembly District 74, Los Angeles, California; Roll: T624_83; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 59; Image: 886.
  Text: Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census ‎[database on-line]‎. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910. T624, 1,178 rolls.
Digital image retrieved 14 April 2008 -Jane
Abstract and site entry 23 May 2008 -Jane

Quality of Data: Secondary
Census "1920 United States Federal Census"
Citation Details:  Year: 1920;Census Place: Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, California; Roll: T625_102; Page: 18A; Enumeration District: 21; Image: 795.
  Text: Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census ‎[database on-line]‎. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Enumeration Districts 819-839 on roll 323 ‎(Chicago City. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1920. T625, 2,076 rolls.
Digital image retrieved 14 April 2008 -Jane
Abstract and site entry 23 May 2008 -Jane‎

Quality of Data: Secondary
Census "1930 United States Federal Census"
Citation Details:  Year: 1930; Census Place: Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California; Roll: 161; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 655; Image: 220.0.
  Text: Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census ‎[database on-line]‎. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.
Digital image retrieved 14 April 2008 -Jane
Abstract and site entry 23 May 2008 -Jane

Quality of Data: Secondary
Death "Family History of William E. Ward"
Publication: Unpublished manuscript.
Death "The American Battle Monuments Commission ‎(ABMC)‎"
Burial "The American Battle Monuments Commission ‎(ABMC)‎"

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Family with Parents
Father
David Montezuma Ward ‎(I48)‎
Birth 11 April 1877 36 32 Connor ‎(later became Walcott)‎, Wyandotte County, Kansas, U.S.A. ‎(see note)‎
Death 25 July 1958 ‎(Age 81)‎ Mission Sanitarium, 4525 San Fernando Road, Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, U.S.A.
5 years
Mother
 
Lulu Josephine Martin ‎(I82)‎
Birth about 1882 Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, U.S.A.
Death 23 March 1956 ‎(Age 74)‎ Age: 76 Glendale Community Hospital, Glendale, California

Marriage: 4 December 1901 -- Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, U.S.A.
7 years
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David McCormack Ward ‎(I83)‎
Birth 12 October 1908 31 26 Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, U.S.A.
Death 23 February 1945 ‎(Age 36)‎ Mortally wounded while underfire, crossing the Roer River near Duren, Belgium; received the Purple Heart with Oak Cluster and the Bronze Star
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