The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Ward, Major-General Sir Edward Wolstenholme
Ward, Major-General Sir Edward Wolstenholme, K.C.M.G., son of the late Hon. John Petty Ward, of the Bengal Civil Service, by Eleanor, daughter of John Erskine, of York, was born on August 17th, 1823, and entered the Royal Engineers in 1841, becoming captain in 1852, major and lieut.-colonel in 1864, colonel in 1869, and major-general in 1877. He was Master of the Sydney Mint from 1853 to 1869, and of the Melbourne Mint from the latter year till 1876. Sir Edward, who was created C.M.G. in 1874, and K.C.M.G. in 1879, married, in 1857, Annie Sophia, daughter of Hon. Robert Campbell, of Sydney, He died on Feb. 5th, 1890.