Brigade Surgeon William Pearson Ward served in the Eastern Campaign of 1854–1855. He was in the action at McKenzie's Farm, the Battles of Alma, Balaklava, Inkerman, at the siege and fall of Sebastopol, the repulse of the sortie of 26 October 1854 and the assault on the Redan on 8 September. He was also at the bombardment and surrender of Kinbourn. Surgeon Ward received the Crimea Medal with four clasps, the Turkish Medal and was made a Knight (5th Class) of the Legion of Honour.
Brigade Surgeon William Pearson Ward of Medina Villas, Hove Brighton died in September 1909, aged 85 years.
Service Record — William Pearson Ward
14 June 1847 Commissioned Assistant Surgeon Ordnance Medical Department (OMD). He remained with the OMD until his promotion into the 17th Regiment of Foot in 1855.