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Capt Richard William Leslie Wain
Birth: Dec. 5, 1896
Death: Nov. 20, 1917

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Cardiff, South Wales, he served as a Captain in the 25th Battalion, Manchester Regiment, Tank Corps, British Army. During the Battle of CambraI, near the village of Marcoing, France, on November 20, 1917, Captain Wain was in command of a tank when he spotted an enemy strong point which was holding up the advance of the infantry. He made his way straight for it when a shell hit the tank, killing most of his crew and himself wounded. He managed to find a Lewis gun, dashed from the tank and made straight for the strong point, firing as he ran. The Germans immediately scattered with half of them surrendering and the rest retreating. Having used up all the ammunition in the Lewis gun, he picked up a rifle and fired at the retreating Germans until he himself was hit in the head by a bullet. The infantry had by this time moved forward and found Captain Wain securing the German position. He refused to be attended to until he was satisfied the remaining Germans had been killed or had fled. He was taken to the dressing station but soon after died from his wounds. For most conspicuous bravery, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross on February 13, 1918. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Cambrai Memorial
Louverval
Departement du Nord
Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Plot: Cambrai Memorial, Panel 13 (No Known Grave)
 
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Record added: Sep 28, 2004
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Capt Richard William Leslie Wain
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Brave soldier. Proud to be his cousin. Lest we forget.
- Brenda Caughlin Richmond
 Added: Feb. 10, 2014

- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: Nov. 20, 2013
Rest in Peace, beloved soldier. See you in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: Aug. 13, 2013
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