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