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Re: Lt (A/Capt) Richard William Leslie Wain VC
« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2008, 10:47:19 AM »
Yes  Harribobs,that's right, Richard and my late husband would have been 3rd cousins if I've worked it out right.
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Re: Lt (A/Capt) Richard William Leslie Wain VC
« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2008, 07:06:37 PM »
Hello Wain
As chris said I was quoting from the CWGC for the one stating the late Harris Wain.

Some of the other quotes I did can be found on the following links.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/south_east/7280406.stm

Also found this today on the Penarth Times internet edition

http://www.penarthtimes.co.uk/mostpopular.var.2219768.mostviewed.penarth_war_heroes_remembered.php


IMMORTALISED: Captain Richard Wain, VC, featured in boys' comic Victor.

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Re: Lt (A/Capt) Richard William Leslie Wain VC
« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2008, 07:13:21 PM »
Just tried to enlarge the picture of the Victor comic to find a date, no luck. The price is 5d so it's pre 1970.

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Re: Lt (A/Capt) Richard William Leslie Wain VC
« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2008, 12:26:01 AM »
Thankyou both for your help, I have seen the posts that you put on, a few members of the Wain family attended the unveiling on Sunday and enjoyed it, one family member sent me a copy of the BBC newsclip. Unfortunately last night one of the members discovered his date of birth is wrong on the plaque, he was born 5.12.1986 and they have his date of birth as 1897.
Thanks again for your help. Wain

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Re: Lt (A/Capt) Richard William Leslie Wain VC
« Reply #19 on: May 03, 2008, 12:31:41 AM »
Thankyou Timberman,
The date on the comic is 5th Decembr 1964, a relative found it somewhere when in the U.K. (I'm in Australia) then others have found it also.
Wain

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Re: Lt (A/Capt) Richard William Leslie Wain VC
« Reply #20 on: May 03, 2008, 01:31:46 AM »
the victor has a lot to answer for...  ;)

as a kid i loved reading the tales, iirc the front page was always dedicated to VC hero

here's richards MIC

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Re: Lt (A/Capt) Richard William Leslie Wain VC
« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2008, 12:44:04 AM »
Thankyou Harribobs for the copy of Richards MIC papers. What does MIC stand for.
Wain

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Re: Lt (A/Capt) Richard William Leslie Wain VC
« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2008, 10:55:54 AM »
sorry we use these terms and expect everyone to know!

medal index card, it's a reference card so the men can be traced through the full medal rolls


it shows that he started in the 16th middlesex regiment, first entered the war in france, was entitled to the british war and victory medals as well as his VC commissioned into the 17th manchesters in 1915,
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Re: Lt (A/Capt) Richard William Leslie Wain VC
« Reply #23 on: May 05, 2008, 06:22:49 AM »
Thankyou Harribobs for telling me what MIC stands for. I have a request from a family member re the scan you put on the site of Richards MIC papers, could you scan it again and send it in it's original size, it is very small and hard to read and if you blow it up it is blurred, any other information that might be on there would also be appreciated.
I see that you are the administrator of this site, if that means you have my email address  would you  send it to me there, save bogging this site up.
Your help would be appreciated.
Wain

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Re: Lt (A/Capt) Richard William Leslie Wain VC
« Reply #24 on: May 05, 2008, 05:46:28 PM »
of course i will send you a copy but it's quite easy to download one from the forum

if you click on the image it will open up into a bigger one, then you can right click and save the image ( or save as ....) and it will be the same size as my original

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Re: Lt (A/Capt) Richard William Leslie Wain VC
« Reply #25 on: May 05, 2008, 10:33:08 PM »
Thankyou Harribobs, that has worked well, I can send it on now.
Wain

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Re: Lt (A/Capt) Richard William Leslie Wain VC
« Reply #26 on: January 05, 2014, 10:06:40 PM »
Hi Chris

While looking in the 17th War Diaries for some info
for one of Tim's questions came across this.

Showing that Wain was with the 17th on the 1st of July
1916 and was in the list as wounded before the 1st/2nd

Neil

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Re: Lt (A/Capt) Richard William Leslie Wain VC
« Reply #27 on: January 06, 2014, 12:59:45 AM »
Lt Humphreys on the list was taken prisoner so was 2/Lt c.w Robertson,sadly Robertson died of wounds in hospital at le cateau on 22nd august 1916.

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Re: Lt (A/Capt) Richard William Leslie Wain VC
« Reply #28 on: January 06, 2014, 01:08:48 PM »
Thanks for posting the Diary Neil,

As Capt Wain was attached from the 25th Manchesters and not posted to the Tank Regiment, how does the credit for his Award apply?  I think PhilipG suggested (another post) the attachment took less priority than the formal posting, but can't see why a Reserve Battalion would be credited.

K Macardle's (KiA Trones Wood 9/7/16 in Command of A Coy) description in the earlier post confirms R Wain as the only surviving officer from A Coy.on 1st july.  Presumably the October date is that when he returned after recovery and temporary posting in Cleethorpes.  It's not just the comic that captures the imagination with this brave young man.  As an Officer of A Company, Richard Wain is certainly part of my Honours List.

The term "Before Montauban" or "Before Trones Wood" must either mean reported before or in front of....

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Re: Lt (A/Capt) Richard William Leslie Wain VC
« Reply #29 on: January 27, 2014, 04:11:08 AM »
Hi Chris

While looking in the 17th War Diaries for some info
for one of Tim's questions came across this.

Showing that Wain was with the 17th on the 1st of July
1916 and was in the list as wounded before the 1st/2nd

Neil

Only taken 5years to find it ;D ;D ;D
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