William B. Ward was one of the men who died in the defense of the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas.I received the following information from the The Library of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas at the Alamo, P. O. Box 1401, San Antonio, Texas in 78299-1401, tele. 512-225-1071/8155 in 1987."The Daughters of the Republic of Texas maintains biographical files on all the defenders of the Alamo. The files, of course, vary in size and content; unfortunately the file on William Ward is one of the small ones."From an apparent book on the subject " A Time to Stand", p.96 " The Enemy Are in View", author unknown, " Surging into the Alamo, the defenders found a most unusual sight: Sergeant William B. Ward was sober. Normally an inveterate drunkard, Ward was now cool and collected, looking after the guns that covered the main entrance. Curiously, he seemed to be the only person who knew what he was doing in the place. Otherwise bedlam..."Another document (Alamo Heroes (?) p.79) indicates that William B. Ward was age 30, rank sergeant, and a native of Ireland, who came to Texas from New Orleans.Sources: Lamar58; Bexar, 1702; Court of Claims Vouchers, No. 378, File Nos. (S-Z). This probably was the manwhom Potter speaks of in his account of the fall of the Alamo.Another handwritten acount states : "William B.Ward. Age 30, rank sergeant; native of Ireland; came to Texas from New Orleans. This is probably the man whom Potter speaks of in his account of the fall of the Alamo. Curtis-Heroes p.64. In complimenting Alamo hero William B. Ward, historian Potter wrote that " No army in Flanders ever swore harder." Mr. Nat Lewis, a merchant in San Antonio, stated to Potter that " he saw but one officer who seemed to be at his post and perfectly collected. This was an Irish captain named Ward, who though generally an inveterate drunkard, was now sober and stands quietly by the guns of the south battery ready to use them."Mrs. Connie Ward Hennon, Route 2, Box 95-X, Midland, Texas said William B. Ward was her great uncle.Another document (Bounty & Donation, Land Grants, at pp.664-5) states:" William Ward: Received Bty Wnt 115 for 640 acres from S War on 14 Nov 1837 for service from 1 Apr to 1 Oct 1836. 482 acres in Hopkins Cty were surveyed on this wnt but not ptd. Was rejected by CCon 27 Nov 1857. GLO File Lamar Bty 58. Note: Williams, Alamo says he was killed at the Alamo and cites the above file as part proof. Wnt 115 from this file was carefully examined and no mention of Ward's death in the Alamo was found."