Arnold Arthur WADE

WADE, Arnold Arthur

Service Number: 713
Enlisted: 23 February 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Laura, South Australia, 28 August 1893
Home Town: Wirrabara, Mount Remarkable, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Porter (S.A.R.)
Died: Killed in Action, France, 5 November 1916, aged 23 years
Cemetery: AIF Burial Ground, Grass Lane, Flers
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide South Australian Railways WW1 & WW2 Honour Boards, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Laura Public School Roll of Honour, Wirrabara District WW1 Roll of Honour, Wirrabara War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

23 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Keswick, South Australia
31 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 713, 27th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '15' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Geelong embarkation_ship_number: A2 public_note: ''
31 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 713, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
5 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 713, 27th Infantry Battalion, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 713 awm_unit: 27 Battalion awm_rank: Lance Corporal awm_died_date: 1916-11-05

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Information has been received by Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Wade, of Wirrabara Forest, that their eldest son, Lance-Corporal Arnold A. Wade has been killed in action in France. He left South Australia on May 31, 1915, went through the Gallipoli campaign, spent some time in Egypt, and was then transferred to France. Prior to leaving South Australia he was engaged in the Railway Department, as porter at Port Pirie and later at Laura. He was highly esteemed by all who knew him. He was 23 years of age. His younger brother (Private R. H. Wade) died while crossing the Red Sea, from meningitis." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 06 Jan 1917 (