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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Named on the Melrose War Memorial in Roxburghshire as:

LIEUT. G. WADE.
George Wade – age 20 – Second Lieutenant, 7th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
George was educated at Galashiels High School, at George Watson's College in Edinburgh in 1913, and he was a motor engineering student at the Heriot Watt College in Edinburgh when he enlisted in the Motor Machine Gun Service as Gunner (1714) in 1915. He was commissioned in the Argylls in December 1915 but served as an instructor in the Machine Gun Corps. George was onboard the Troop Transport ship “Ivernia” sailing from Marseilles to Alexandria when she was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine UB-47 south-east of Cape Matapan in Greece, in the Kythira Strait.
Born 1896 in Melrose. Son of Dr. George Wade of Melrose and of Cygnet, Tasmania, and of Elizabeth Findlay (Purdom) Wade of 6 Learmonth Gardens, Edinburgh.
Killed by Enemy Action/Lost at Sea on 1 January 1917 and named on the Mikra Memorial, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Dr. George Wade was a GP in Cygnet for 25 years from 1910. He was killed in a car crash in 1938.
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