2014 - 2018
Those who gave their lives from Yarm ______________________________________
WARD, Laurence Albert D. 2nd Lieutenant 1/4th Btn Yorkshire Regiment.
Laurence was born in Eaglescliffe in 1896 to Albert Edward Ward aged 27, a secretary in a Saltworks and his wife Cicely aged 28. They married in 1893 when Cicely was a servant at Woodside Hall in Preston on Tees where the Mayor of Stockton Richard H Appleton lived. They moved to Highfield Villas and in 1895 their first daughter Frances Cicely was born. Their second daughter, Freda Margaret was born in 1901.The family were wealthy enough to have their own servant Nora Flyn. By 1911 Albert was the manager at the saltwork and the family had moved to a 7 roomed house on Yarm Road called Woodlands. The family understood the importance of a good education and Frances was a residential pupil at Barnard Castle school. The servant was now Annie Dualey
Yarm 1914 Research ________________
The Yarm 1914 Commemoration Group is carrying out research on the soldiers listed. We are finding where they lived in Yarm and will represent the findings in a wall of poppies presentation. More details will be posted on Facebook, Twitter and this web site. If you have any information please contact us. Left click on the picture below.