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William James Wade.


Newspaper Photograph of Rifleman William James Wade.

Life Story

Name: William James Wade.

Service Number: 6949.

Rank: Rifleman.

Battalion: 1st Battalion.

Regiment: Royal Irish Rifles.

Born: 1st July 1891, Belfast.

Died: 12th March 1915.

Address: 57 Brownlow Street, Belfast


William Wade, son of Thomas and Margaret Wade, lived at 57 Brownlow Street, Shankill, Belfast


William joined the Royal Irish Rifles.

He was posted as part of the British Expeditionary Force to France on the 29th December 1914.

William was a Rifleman in 1st Battalion Royal Irish Rifles when he Died of Wounds received at Neuve Chapelle on the 12th of March 1915 aged 23 years


A local newspaper states.

Mrs Margaret Wade 57 Brownlow Street, Belfast, has received official notification that her so Private William Wade, 1st Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, died on the 12th inst, in the General Hospital, Boulogne, of wounds received at Neuve Chapelle. Deceased who was 23 years of age, enlisted at the outbreak of war, and left Victoria Barracks, Belfast, for the front in December last.


Williams Soldiers Effects were left to his mother.

His Will, signed and dated 1st January 1915 states the following, In the event of my death I give the whole of my property and effects to my mother Margaret Wade 57 Brownlow Street, Belfast.

A Pension Application Form shows his mother as claimant.

Dependant Pension Application Forms show his mother as claimant for both him and his uncle John Heron.

Williams mother as sadly shown lost both her son and a brother.


See uncle also: 9220 Rifleman John Heron 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles


William received the British War Medal, Victory Medal and 1915 Star.


He is Remembered at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France.

To Remember Is To Honour



Shankill Roll of Honour




Newspaper, , Photograph - Belfast Telegraph

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