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Grahame Hardie Wade


1/7th Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 10th Infantry Brigade, 4th Division.

Age: 41

Date of Death: 25.4.15

Buried: Seaforth Cemetery, Cheddar Villa A.2

Family history: He was the fourth son of Rev George Wade, Woodcroft, Larbert. He was educated at Falkirk High School and Royal High School, Edinburgh and the University of Edinburgh and was a prizeman in Scots Law and Conveyancing. After completing his legal training with Falkirk law firm Russel & Aitken he was made a partner in the legal firm of Logie and Fischer of St Vincent Place, Glasgow.

He joined the Stirlingshire Volunteer Battalion of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders in 1901 as a 2nd Lieutenant and received the ‘Q’ qualification after a course in musketry at Hythe. Promoted to Captain he was given command of the Carronshore Company until the formation of the Territorial force in 1908 when he was appointed Brigade Machine Gun Officer. He retired in 1911 and on the outbreak of war in 1914 he offered his services to his old Battalion and was appointed a temporary Captain from October in the 2/7th Battalion, the reserve battalion. He was the first of the reserve officers to be sent to the front, landing in France on 3 April 1915 and joining the 1/7th Argyll’s. He was only with them for three weeks before he was killed in action on 25 April 1915.

The action leading to his death

The 25 April 1915, is a day that brought catastrophe to 7th Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders and to the towns and villages of Falkirk District. The 7th Battalion were seen as Falkirk District’s Battalion. The men were all serving Territorials, work mates and friends.

Read more at:

25 April 1915 - The 7th Argyll's Have Made a Name that will Never Be Forgotten

Medals Awarded

1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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