Herbert Wade

Bank: Union of London & Smiths Bank

Place of work: Nottingham Smiths Bank branch

Died: 2 November 1918


Herbert Wade was born on 16 August 1886, the son of Charles Herbert Wade. He worked for Union of London & Smiths Bank.


Early in the First World War Wade left his job at the bank's Nottingham Smiths Bank branch to join the army. He served for some time as a Private in the Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) before being commissioned into the Machine Gun Corps. He was a recipient of the Military Cross.


Lieutenant Herbert Wade was killed in action in France on 2 November 1918, just over a week before the signing of the Armistice. He was 32 years old.


Herbert Wade is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest City of London office.

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