Wainman, Thomas H.
1856-1921; e.m. 1882

Missionary in South Africa, born at Leeds on 19 May 1856. After training at Richmond College he was appointed in 1883 to Cape Colony and then to the extensive Zoutpansberg Circuit with its difficult terrain. He built a church in Mafeking to serve the native population and was in Mafeking during the siege, 1899-1900. After the battle at Spion Cop he went out under heavy fire to bury six dead comrades. Returning to England in 1902, he served in the Blackpool Circuit until 1905 and later was an army chaplain at Aldershot. He died on 1 September 1921.

  • G.G. Findlay and W.W. Holdsworth, The History of the Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society Vol. IV (1922), pp.350, 367, 373