Private Albert Wain 202529

Soldier Factfile

Name:  Private Albert Wain 202529

Date of Birth:  1898

Address:  George Street, Anstey

Parents Names:  

Charles (Shoe Finisher)

Ann d. 1908

Occupation before the war:  Heel Builder

Siblings Names:

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

Age:  19

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)


1/5 Battalion

Leicestershire Regiment


British War Medal

Victory 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.