WADE Albert

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Sergeant Albert Wade, of Oakham, was an under foreman on the railway. He enlisted in the 11th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment on 31 May 1915, and went to France 15 January 1918. He took part in the fighting near Arras, and was reported missing on 22 March 1918 during the German Spring Offensive. He was married and had four children. He is remembered on Bay 5 of the Arras Memorial and also on Oakham's war memorial.

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  • Oakham Church
  • Oakham Memorial
  • Oakham Memorial TH-WO
  • Arras Memorial
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Albert wade was my great Grandad . We visited his name plaque in Arras years ago. It was an amazing place so peaceful and respectful. We will be going back.There were hundreds of graves there and many plaques naming soldiers who's bodies were never found. My father who was named after him visited with us.
By ted on Thursday 5th June '14 at 8:09pm
A picture of his name on the memorial, taken 19 March 2016.
By John Stokes on Saturday 19th March '16 at 11:17pm
A Rutlander, living in Belgium
Brother ted went to Arras , he came back and told me when I go You can't miss him I pencilled his name in .( bless him ) I went and found it very peaceful grandad must have been a great chap. By martin wade on 22nd March 2016Grandson
By buckets on Tuesday 22nd March '16 at 7:23pm
I am very proud of my Gt grandad Albert Wade , my nanna always spoke about him lots as he died when she was a baby and never saw her father . I visit the church in Oakham where his name is and lay flowers I always cared about him lots. Lynnie .
By Lynnie on Wednesday 23rd May '18 at 7:24pm

Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.

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