14 April 1918: Pte Wade Stubb

Born, Everton, Liverpool. 1 September 1893.

Parents: Wade (a time keeper and store keeper) and Emily (née Rogers, from the Isle of Man) They lived at 38 Walsingham Rd, Coulton Walsey, 

Education: St. Margaret’s Higher School, Anfield. He was a member of the choir, along with his brother Edgar, at St. Margaret’s and was later a member of the Choir at St. John's Church, Egremont.

At the 1901 Census, age 5, Wade was at home with is parents and two siblings. 

On leaving school he got work as an office boy. 

At the 1911 Census he was living with his mother, older sister Matilda, and younger brother Edgar Bertie. 

Age 20 he joined the Cheshire Regiment, 29 April 1913. 

At the outbreak of war he transferred to the 6th Bn Gloucestershire Regiment. 

He served in France from June 1916. 

He died at No.39 Stationary Hospital on 14 April 1918 from wounds recceived the previous day. He was 24. 

He was buried in the Aire Military Cemetery. 

Pension Card courtesy of Fold3 WFA records

Pte Wade Stubb No. 267160 5th Bn The Gloucestershire Regiment

14 April 1918 died of wounds.

Wade’s young brother lived a full life. Born 6 May 1897, he married in 1920 and emigrated to North America in 1929. He died 7 September 1991, and like Wade, is remembered on their mother’s grave. 

Sources: Fold3 WFA Pension Records, Du Ruvigny’s Vol.iii, Find a Grave, Liverpool Echo, 20 April 1918.