|Comment||Newspaper cutting titled “The Hawk On His Tricycle”, he was a local poet. The text reads “Mr Brian Wade of Hawksworth, better known locally under his pen name “The Hawk” riding his specially adapted tricycle on which he met his death in a road accident at Lancaster last week-end” Photograph by Gilbert Scott, Guiseley.|
The Wharfedale Observer identified Brian Wade as the bicycle rider shown and it was suggested by the A.H.S. that he might have been a World War 1 veteran. Using the extract as a starting point a Brian Maurice Wade came to light. He was baptised in 1899 – but was born a year earlier – when his parents (John William, a builder and Sarah) lived in Headingley. The census showed them in Hyde Park Road. Ten years later, Brian and his brother Ro/Rowland were attending Leighton Hall, a Private Boarding School in Carnforth, Lancashire. He did serve in WW1 – the West Yorkshire Regiment 49717 and The Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 64973 – being discharged in January 1920. Brian M. Wade of Moor End, Hawksworth died in Lancaster Royal Infirmary on July 14th 1956. He was fifty eight.
14 September 2023
Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 13 June 2022.
Last updated: 29 October 2023 – Photo ID: A291 – Additional Research.