Inquest date set for Fylde soldier hit by bus

Private Matthew Wade

Private Matthew Wade

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An inquest into the death of a soldier struck by a bus will be held next month.

Matthew Wade, 21, of Cleveleys, was hit by a bus on the A1114 Great Baddow bypass in Chelmsford on August 7 this year.

The serviceman was a member of the 3rd Battalion of The Parachute Regiment and was based in Colchester.

Paying tribute, commanding officer Lieutenant Colonel Geoff Hargreaves said Pte Wade had shown “great enthusiasm, professionalism and early potential.”

His inquest will take place at Chelmsford coroner’s court on November 1.