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1915 Halifax, Yorkshire, England.
591 Antrim Parachute Squadron RE
2 Nov 1940 Emergency Commission from Survey Training Centre OCTU with rank of 2nd Lieutenant.
10 Oct 1944 joined 591 Antrim Para Sqn.
son of Hubert Henry Wade (1894-1967) and his wife Maude Muriel Firth(1896-1965) [m.1915 Halifax]
brother of Eric Walker Wade (1916-1994)
17 Jan 1945 aged 29 Le Marche Station, in attempting to clear a mine field next to the station, it was found that many of the mines were unable to be be rendered safe because their mechanisms had frozen in the harsh winter. However some had remained live and unfortunately Lt. Wade made contact with one of the live mines.
Hotton War Cemetery, Province of Lussimbork, Belgium plot 7, row A, grave no.3
He was originally interred in a different burial ground, at Aye, Belgium and was reburied at Hotton 22nd May 1947.
Inscription on headstone reads
"How sleep the brave,
Who sink to rest
By all their country's
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