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VC922   Richard William Leslie Wain

Name   Richard William Leslie Wain  No.     POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   922   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Tank Corps, A Battalion, No. 1 Company


Now   Royal Tank Regiment

Rank VC Won    Acting Captain

Rank End Of Career  Acting Captain

Place Of Birth   4 Victoria Square, Penarth, South Glamorgan, Wales

Place Of Death   Marcoing, near Cambrai, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Named on Cambrai Memorial to the Missing, Louveral Military Cemetery, Doignies, 8 miles east of Bapaume, Nord, France (location unknown)


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone       Plot/Grave no.   Panel 13

Gazetted   13 February 1918

VC Presented   20 April 1918 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his parents, Harris & Florence


P  Named on Cambrai Memorial to the Missing, France

P  Named on War Memorial, Penarth, Glamorgan, Wales

P  Named on Family Grave, St Johns Churchyard, Sully, Glamorgan, Wales

P  Memorial Plaque, West House, Penarth, Glamorgan, Wales

P  Men of Llandaff War Memorial, Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff, South Glamorgan Wales

P  School War Memorial, Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff, South Glamorgan Wales    

P  Llandaff Cathedral School War Memorial, Cathedral Close, Llandaff, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales

Victoria Cross Memorial, St Bees School, Cumbria

P  Wain Road, Bovington Camp, Dorset

Wain Close, Penarth, Glamorgan, Wales

P  Display, Tank Museum, Bovington, Dorset

By The Way…

The tank that Richard Wain was in when he won his VC, was called Abou Ben Adam ll,  it was a poem by the English poet Leigh Hunt

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The First World War

BORN   5 December 1896

DIED   20 November 1917    AGE   20

VC Won   20 November 1917   AGE   20

Place VC Won   Macroing, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1917