Throughout the First World War, the many announcements of British and Commonwealth gallantry awards appeared in the various issues of The London Gazette. As part of our major monthly series covering the period of the Great War commemorations, we examine some of the actions involved and summarise all of the awards announced in February 1918.
Located in the chapel at St. Bees School in Cumbria is a small memorial plaque to three old boys who were awarded the Victoria Cross in the First World War. The name at the bottom of the list is that of Richard William Leslie Wain, a Welsh recipient who was awarded a posthumous VC for his actions on 20 November 1917, the opening day of the Battle of Cambrai.