David Ward, CBE (1922-1983) was an opera singer with a bass voice. Ward was born on 3 July 1922 in Dumbarton, Scotland. During World War II he was in the Royal Navy, and trained at the Royal College of Music under Clive Carey from between 1950 to 1952. He appeared as a "castaway" on the BBC Radio programme Desert Island Discs on 29 May 1967, and was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1972. He died on 16 July 1983 in Dunedin, New Zealand, and was later described by Opera Scotland as "one of the most important Scottish singers of recent decades".