Name: Private Albert Wain 202529
Date of Birth: 1898
Address: George Street, Anstey
Charles (Shoe Finisher)
Ann d. 1908
Occupation before the war: Heel Builder
Albert b.1885 | William b.1888 | Ivy b.1889 | Esther b.1891 | John b.1893
George b.1895 | Florence b.1900 | Annie b.1903
Date Died: 21.6.1917
Place of Death: Battle of Arras
Place of Burial/Memorial: I D 25, Fosse No. 10 Communal Cemetery Extension, Sains-en-gohelle
Cause of death:
Died of wounds (Probably gassed)
British War Medal
Any other information (e.g. Service Record/ appearance etc)
- Enlisted in Leicester
- The War Diary for 21.6.1917 records: RED MILL. Accidental gassing of C Coy by ROYAL ENGINEERS, cylinders of gas fell in our line. Casualties 3 officers and 91 other ranks of whom 22 died.
- Albert eft all his effects to his step mother Lucy, so father must have remarried after 1911 when he was cited on the census as a widower.
- Brother Thomas Henry Wain also died 21.8.1918 in France.