WAIT Herbert Alfred Vincent

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Herbert Albert Vincent Wait was a pupil at Oakham School between 1910 and 1915 and then went on to Sandhurst. He was the son of Vincent Wait and his wife, of 45 Eastern Avenue, Reading. Herbert became a Lieutenant in 2nd Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales's) and was killed in action on 2 December 1917 during the Battle of Passchendaele serving with D Company. He was 19 years old. Herbert is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Panel 105, as well as in Oakham School Chapel.

Picture below of Oakham School Cricket First XI courtesy Andrew Renshaw, author of Wisden on the Great War.


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Born 1898.Oakham School 1910-15: Prefect; Rugby and cricket Colours (school photo to follow).Remembered on Panel 105-106 & 162 of the Tyne Cott Memorial.
By BN on Tuesday 17th June '14 at 6:51pm
2 images Here are two further images of HAV Wait taken from images of the Oakham cricket XI of 1914 & 1915.
By MikeF on Tuesday 15th July '14 at 5:20pm
A picture of his name on Tyne Cot Memorial, taken 12 September 2015.
By John Stokes on Sunday 6th December '15 at 11:08am
A Rutlander, living in Belgium

Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

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