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Full Name: David Wade
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): David
Surname: Wade
Also Known As: Jack Ford
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 10/1485
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Next of Kin: Mrs James Thomas (sister), 550 James Street, North Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Alma Road, Wanganui, New Zealand
Military District: Wellington
Body on Embarkation: 3rd Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit: Wellington Infantry Battalion
Embarkation Date: 14 February 1915
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel: Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima
Destination: Suez,Egypt (26 March 1915)
Nominal Roll Number: Vol1
Page on Nominal Roll: 238
Last Unit Served: Wellington Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Malta
Date of Death: 3 July 1915
Year of Death: 1915
Cause of Death: Died of wounds
Cemetery Name: Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta
Grave Reference: XXV. 7.
Additional Information:
  • Served as Ford
  • Name is recorded as Jack Ford in Nominal Rolls, as David Wade (a.k.a.Jack Ford) in Archives New Zealand and David Wade on CWGC.
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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