- Place of Use Continent - North America, Country - Canada
- Category Communication artifacts
- Sub-category Personal symbol
- Department Arms and Technology
- Museum CWM
- Earliest 1918/01/31
- Latest 1920/12/31
- Inscription (obverse/avers): HE DIED FOR FREEDOM AND HONOUR HARRY REDMOND WAMBOLT; 15; E.C.P.; (reverse/verso): W
- Materials Bronze, Paper
- Rank Flight Lieutenant
- Service Component Royal Naval Air Service
- Person / Institution Subject, Wambolt, Flight Lieutenant Harry Redmond
- Measurements Thickness 0.5 cm, Outside Diameter 12.0 cm
- Caption Memorial Plaque, Flight Lieutenant Harry Wambolt
- Additional Information This is the official memorial plaque sent to Harry Wambolt's family after his death in aerial combat. Wambolt, owner of a movie theatre in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, took private flying lessons before joining the Royal Naval Air Service. After reaching the Western Front in June 1916, he flew a variety of missions before being killed on 4 March 1917 while fighting enemy airplanes. Wambolt's family, like other next of kin of service personnel from the British Empire who died during the war, received this memorial plaque and an accompanying commemorative scroll.
- Caption Medals Project- Wambolt, Harry Redmond
Harry Redmond Wambolt was born in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, on 4 April 1892. He was the son of Richard and Emma Wambolt.
Wambolt began active service as a pilot in the Royal Naval Air Service on 2 June 1916. In the summer of 1916, he flew fighting and reconnaissance patrols over Belgium and France, from Dunkirk, France.
Wambolt died on 4 March 1917 after engaging in close aerial combat with two German aircraft.
Harry Redmond Wambolt is buried in the Honourable Artillery Company Cemetery, Écoust-Saint-Mein, France.