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28 May 1891
Nuneaton Warwickshire
Sidney was the fifth son of Charles Herbert and Emma Wade (née Parker) Charles Herbert Wade was born in 1856 (J/F/M Stamford Lincs-Rawling), the son of John Wade, a miller. Emma Parker was born in Spittalgate, Lincolnshire, in about 1856 and was the daughter of Francis Parker, a blacksmith. They were married on 25 December 1879 (O/N/D Stamford Lincs) at St Martin, Stamford Baron, Northamptonshire, where Emma was living at the time. Charles was a leather dresser and living in Old Radford, Nottingham. They had six children: Charles b. Nottingham 10 June 1882 (J/A/S Basford), John Francis b. Nottingham 29 October 1883 (O/N/D Basford), Henry b. Old Basford 29 December 1884 (1885 J/F/M Basford), Herbert b. Nuneaton 16 August 1886 (J/A/S Nuneaton Warwickshire), Annie Gertrude b. Nuneaton 28 January 1890 (J/F/M Nuneaton) and Sidney b. Nuneaton 28 May 1891 (J/A/S Nuneaton). In 1891 Charles Henry (35), a light leather dresser, and Emma (35) were living at St Nicholas Villa, Attleborough Road, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, with their five children: Charles, John, Henry, Herbert and Annie. The youngest child, Sidney, was born later that year. Charles employed one domestic servant. Emma Wade died in 1895 (O/N/D Nuneaton) and Charles Henry married secondly Elizabeth Wilson (b. Derby 25 January 1852) in 1897 (J/A/S Nuneaton). The family was still living on Attleborough Road, Nuneaton, in 1901. Charles Herbert was now a leather dresser manager. The family later moved to Nottingham where Charles Herbert established himself as a leather manufacturer. By 1911 he was living at Linwood Mount, 1 Mount Hooton Road, Nottingham, with his wife Elizabeth (58) and four of his children John Francis (27) who was assisting his father in the business, Herbert (24) a bank clerk, Annie Gertrude (21) of no occupation, and Sidney (19) who was also assisting in the family business. Two domestic servants were also in the household. The eldest son, Charles, described as a leather manufacturer, was married and living with his wife at 19 Noel Street, Nottingham in 1911. The third son, Henry (26), an ironmonger's assistant, was a boarder at 36 Manor Court, Nuneaton, in the household of Thomas Crofts, a printer's compositor, and his wife Ellen. Sidney's brother Herbert, a lieutenant in the Machine Gun Corps who was awarded the Military Cross, was killed in action on 2 November 1916 (Vendegies-au-Bois British Cemetery). Both Herbert and Sidney joined the army together (Sherwood Foresters, service numbers 146769 and 146770 respectively) although both transferred later to other units. Their sister, Gertrude Annie, was a British Red Cross Society volunteer (Commission Notts 40) and worked at the General Hospital (Auxiliary) Nottingham, completing 1300 hours between July 1915 and December 1918. Charles Herbert Ward died at his home, 1 Mount Hooton Road, on 16 August 1924 aged 68. His widow, Elizabeth, was still living at the same address in 1939 when the England & Wales Register was compiled. Also in the household was her unmarried stepdaughter, Gertrude Annie, and one domestic servant. Elizabeth died on 24 August 1942. Of Sidney's four surviving siblings: Charles married Lucy Hooton (b. 22 August 1884), the daughter of Richard Hooton of 1 Noel Street, Nottingham, on 20 July 1910 (J/A/S Nottingham) in the parish church at Hyson Green; their witnesses were his brother John Francis and her sister Norah Broadhead Hooton. In 1911 they were living at 1 Noel Street, Nottingham; Charles was a leather manufacturer. In 1939 they were living at 'Uplyme' Baildon Close, Wollaton Park. This was still Charles' home at the time of his death on 10 December 1962. John Francis married Gladys R Wade (b. 23 April 1891) in 1914 (J/F/M Nottingham). They had at least two children: John Weston b. 11 March 1916 and Sidney Malcolm b. 28 May 1921. In 1939 they were living at Forest Grove House, Weston Avenue, Nottingham; John's occupation was given as director of a leather manufacturer's company. He died on 24 March 1951; he was still living at Forest Grove House. Henry was working as an ironmonger when he married Winifred Maud Lowe at Holy Trinity, Ilkeston on 29 November 1915. Winifred (b. 11 March 1889) was the daughter of Frederick Lowe, a carpenter, of 1 Back Lane, Heanor Road Ilkeston. . They were living at 47 Grassington Road, Bobbers Mill, Nottingham, in 1911. Henry occupation was given as leather classer but he was also a special constable (411 City No. 1 Section). Henry died on 21 November 1951 and Winifred died on 28 January 1958; she was still living at 47 Grassington Road. Annie Gertrude was living with her stepmother in the family home at 1 Mount Hooton Road in 1939. She died on 5 April 1971; she was then living at 'Claremont', Elm Bank, Nottingham.
He was educated at the Grosvenor School and later at Nottingham High School
26 Oct 1918
2750619 - CWGC Website
Second Lieutenant
Lincolnshire Regiment
Sidney Wade served with 3rd Bn Sherwood Foresters as Private 17493 and applied for a commission 17 January 1917 and joined the Lincolnshire Regiment as a second lieutenant (Medal Roll). Sidney died of pneumonia following influenza at Weston House, Towcester, Northamptonshire. He was buried in Nottingham General Cemeteryon 30 October 1918 (grave ref 6976).
Sidney's brother Herbert, a lieutenant in the Machine Gun Corps, was awarded the Military Cross, and was killed in action on 2 November 1916 (Vendegies-au-Bois British Cemetery). (See record on this Roll of Honour) All Saints Church News, February 1919: 'Sidney Wade, Linwood House, Mount Hooton Road, Lieutenant, died of pneumonia following influenza, aged 26.' The following details are from an obituary to his brother, Herbert, in All Saints Church News, February 1919: 'Joined the ranks of the Army with his deceased brother in September 1914 and served in France. Returning together to Fermoy Park Ireland, they obtained their commissions two years ago.' Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Roll of Honour’, 28 October 1918: ‘Wade. Lieut. Sidney Wade, the youngest son of Mr and Mrs CH Wade, Linwood House, Mount Hooton-road, Nottingham, died October 26th at Lois Weedon House, Towcester, Northants, of pneumonia supervening on influenza. Interment Wednesday 12.30 at General Cemetery.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, 30 October 1918: 'Funeral of a Nottingham Officer. The funeral of Lieut. Sidney Wade, Sherwood Foresters, the son of Mr and Mrs CH Wade, Mount Hooton Road, Nottingham, who died in hospital from pneumonia at Towcester on Sunday, took place in the Nottingham General Cemetery. In addition to the family mourners a number of the workpeople from the Whitemoor Leather Works of Messrs Wade & Co attended. There were many beautiful wreaths.' (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Report published in the Nottingham Journal and Express on 31st October 1918 :- “LATE LIEUT. S. WADE. The funeral took place at Nottingham General Cemetery yesterday [30th October 1918] of Lieutenant Sidney Wade (Lincolnshire Regiment), youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Wade, of Mount Hooton-road, Nottingham, who succumbed at Towcester (Northamptonshire) to pneumonia following influenza. The funeral was attended by about 170 workpeople from Whitemoor leather works, and the family mourners were Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Wade, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wade, Mr. and Mrs. John Wade, Mr. Henry Wade, and Lieutenant Herbert Wade, M.C. (brothers and sister-in-law). The Rev. C. W. Vick (pastor of Woodborough-road Baptist Church, of which the deceased officer was a member) officiated.” Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918 Nottingham Evening Post, 19 August 1924: ‘Local Happenings; Liberal member for Wollaton Ward on the City Council from 1906 to 1909, when he retired, Mr Charles Herbert Wade senior member of the firm of Wade and Coy. (Nottingham) Ltd., glazed kid manufacturers, of Whitemoor, Bobbers Mill, died at his home Linwood House, Mount Hooton-road, Nottingham on Saturday, in his 69th year, and was buried to-day in the General Cemetery, the service being conducted by the Rev. CW Vick, former minister of the Woodborough-road Baptist Church, of which Mr Wade was a member.’ (www/britishnewspaperacrchive.co.uk) Probate: Wade Charles Herbert of Linwood Mount Hooton-road Nottingham died 16 August 1924 Probate Nottingham 28 October to Elizabeth Wade widow Charles Wade and John Francis Wade leather manufacturers Henry Wade ironmonger and Stephen Joseph Thomas Flowers company secretary. Effects £25233 18s. 9D His father established Wade and Co. Tannery (Whitemoor Leather Works), Bobbers Mill, Nottingham, which employed over 1000 people at its peak.
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