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The names of 197 local men who lost their lives in World War I are
inscribed on the bells of the Memorial Community Church in Plaistow. They are our local heroes

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Horace Allan Wainwright

Private
Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders)

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Born
Plaistow - Unknown
Died
France and Flanders - 26 August 1914
Age
Unknown
Death
Killed in action
Served in
Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders)
Awards
Unknown
Memorials
Unknown
Lived
Barking

Horace Allan's story

The bell has S A Wainwright. Horace was the son of Samuel A Wainwright (living in Plaistow in 1911), which is where the mistake in¬†initials may have come from. He was born in Plaistow, lived in Barking and enlisted at Stratford. He was a Private, Regimental Number 8314, in 2nd Battalion, Princess Louise’s (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders). He was killed in action on August 26th 1914 in France during the battle of the Marne, and has no known grave, although his name is recorded on the La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial.

Thanks to Paul McAllister for identifying this man.

Service Number
8314
Mother
Unknown
Father
Samuel
Spouse
Unknown
Buried
La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial
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