Mr Oliver John Wade (Second Lieutenant)
Forenames: Oliver John
Date of Birth: 01/05/1896
Date of Death: 22/10/1916
Age at Death Years: 19
Grave Type: Marked
Military Rank: Second Lieutenant
Map Reference Number: RSHG 004 A2
Plot Number: Ryde Old Parish Cemetery 5 Plot 713
Grave Description: Kerbed grave with grass top
Grave Condition: Poor
Grave Condition Description: Very overgrown
Other Information: The following information was obtained from the Great War Forum: 2Lt O J Wade (formerly 9th Battalion, West Kent Regiment) [pilot] and 2Lt William Johnson Thuell [observer] of No 45 Sqn RFC were flying in Sopwith 1Î_ Strutter 7786 when they were killed in action on 22 October 1916. A flight from No 45 Sqn had left Fienvillers aerodrome on an Offensive Patrol at 1015 and three aircraft were lost in the action that claimed 2Lt Wade's machine, and another was damaged but made it back to Allied territory. 7786 was probably shot down by Leutnant Erwin B'hme of Jasta 2 at 1050. 7786 was Ltn B'hme's fifth victory of his eventual twenty four; he was killed in action on 29 November 1917 in combat with an AWFK 8 of No 10 Sqn.
Oliver John Wade is commemorated on the Arras Flying Services Memorial, Arras, Bourgogne, France.
Old Website Grave ID: 2692
IN LOVING MEMORY OF CLARA JANE WIDOW OF JOHN WADE D.SC BORN 20TH JULY 1860-DIED DECEMBER 30TH 1929(?)
AND OF THEIR SON OLIVER JOHN 2ND. LIEUT. R.F.C. BORN MAY 1ST 1896 KILLED IN ACTION OCTOBER 22ND 1916
O, J, Wade
C & O Wade (April 2007)
Photographer: Janette Gregson
PDF file: Casualty; Cemetery.
''The casualty and cemetery details from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.'' PDF file: Data from the Royal Airforce Museum at Hendon
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