Ward, William Cromwell Gilmour (1898-1968)


William was born on 3 September 1898 at Hornsea, Yorkshire, to parents William James Ward, a PM minister, and Martha Ann Sale.

The 1939 register records William as a civil servant with the Inland Revenue.

He married Clarice Bowmer (1900-1977) in the spring of 1923 at Ebenezer Methodist Chapel, Station Road, Whittington Moor, Derbyshire. Birth records identify one child.

  • William R (b1925)

William died on  18 February1968 at Durham, Co. Durham.


  • 1919 Swindon
  • 1920 ceased


W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

Note: Leary lists William as W.R. Gilmour Ward.

William is listed in the 1934 Methodist Local Preachers Who’s Who

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