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William WILD

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Surname: WILD

Forename(s): William

Place of Birth: Addingham, Yorkshire

Service No: 29864

Rank: Corporal

Regiment / Corps / Service: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

Battalion / Unit: H.Q. Coy

Division: ---

Age: 30

Date of Death: 1918-11-25

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: R. 'U.' 2609.

CWGC Cemetery: SKIPTON (WALTONWRAYS) CEMETERY

CWGC Memorial: ---

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Local War Memorial: ADDINGHAM, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

William Wild was the son of Edwin and Mary Wild, née Wall. Edwin was born at Addingham and Mary at Ilkley, Yorkshire.

1891 Addingham, Yorkshire Census: Wharfe View - William Wild, aged 2 years, born Addingham, son of Edwin and Mary Wild.

1901 Addingham, Yorkshire Census: 3, Chapel Lane - William Wild, aged 12 years, born Addingham, son of Edwin and Mary Wild.

1911 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 69, Brougham Street - William Wild, aged 22 years, born Addingham, Yorkshire, son of Mary Wild, widow.

William was married to Margaret Annie Toon in 1915 and was the brother-in-law of Private Albert Toon (3861) (q.v.).

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: A/Cpl William Wild, 29864, H.Q. Coy M.G.C. Date and Place of Death: 25.11.18. Belton P. Grantham. To whom Authorised: Widow: Margaret A.

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

WILD, Cpl. William, M.G.C., Husband of Mrs. Wild, 11, Thornton Street, Skipton, died from pneumonia, Grantham, Nov. 25, 1918.

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Corporal William WILD

Corporal William WILD

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

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Surname: WILD

Forename(s): W

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 29864

Rank: Corporal

Regiment: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

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Age: 30

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Died Date: 25/11/1918

Additional Information: Son of William Wild; husband of Margaret Annie Wild, of 57, Wellington St., Barnoldswick, Yorks. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: "A GOOD LIFE IS OFTEN TOO SHORT" A LOVING WIFE AND LITTLE WINNIE)

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Waltonwrays Cemetery, Skipton

Waltonwrays Cemetery, Skipton

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Waltonwrays Cemetery, Skipton

Waltonwrays Cemetery, Skipton

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St Peter's Churchyard, Addingham

St Peter's Churchyard, Addingham

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St Peter's Churchyard, Addingham

St Peter's Churchyard, Addingham

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29 November 1918

WILD – At Belton Park Hospital, Grantham, Corporal W. Wild, M.G.C., (suddenly), of pneumonia, the dearly loved husband of M. A. Wild, 11 Thornton Street, Broughton Road, and dearly loved son of Mrs. Wild, 6 Lambert Street, Skipton. Funeral leaves Broughton Road for Waltonwrays Cemetery on Sunday at 11-15. Friends please accept this (the only) intimation.

06 December 1918

A VICTIM OF INFLUENZA – CORPORAL WILLIAM WILD, SKIPTON

We have to record the painfully sudden death of Corporal William Wild, Machine Gun Corps, of Skipton, which took place at Belton Park Hospital, Grantham, on Monday, November 25th, from pneumonia. He was only taken ill the Friday previous with influenza, and pneumonia followed. He was the eldest son of Mrs. Wild, of No. 6 Lambert Street, Skipton, and formerly resided at Addingham. Thirty years of age, he leaves a widow and one child, who live at 11 Thornton Street, Skipton. Corporal Wild volunteered for service in 1914, and was in the 2/6th Duke of Wellington’s. After undergoing a lengthy training with this regiment, he transferred to the Machine Gun Corps, and was acting as telephone operator at Harrowby Camp, Grantham, up to the time of his death. A loomer and twister by trade, he was before joining up employed by Messrs. Farey and Son, Skipton. He has two brothers serving – Corporal Fred Wild, with the R.A.M.C. at Cairo, and Private Edwin Wild, of the Northumberland Fusiliers, now a prisoner in Germany.

The interment took place at Waltonwrays Cemetery on Sunday morning last with military honours. The Skipton Mission Band played the Dead March in Saul from deceased’s home to the cemetery, and in the procession were members of the local Volunteers, and a good muster of discharged soldiers and sailors, along with a few wounded men from the hospital. Messrs. Farey was also represented. The bearers included members of the local regiments now on leave, and the ‘Last Post’ was sounded at the graveside. The Rev. F. G. Forder, M.A., headmaster of the Skipton Grammar School, was the officiating clergyman.

20 December 1918

TOON – In tender and loving memory of our dearly-beloved mother, husbands and brothers.

We have to mourn the loss of you,
We did our best to save;
Beloved on earth, regretted, gone,
Remembered in the grave.

“God be with you till we meet again.”

From their sorrowing ones at 11 Thornton Street, Broughton Road–Mr. Toon and Family.

[In this ‘In Memoriam’ – Private Albert Toon, Corporal William P. Harragan and Corporal William Wild are remembered]

21 November 1919

WILD – In ever loving memory of our dear son and brother, Corporal W. Wild. M.G.C., eldest son of the late Mr. Edwin Wild, of Addingham, and of Mrs. Wild, Skipton, who died at Belton Park Hospital, Grantham, on November 25th, 1918.

Our thoughts are always with you
Who loved you so dearly.

From Mother, Sister and Brothers, 6 Lambert Street, Skipton.

28 November 1919

WILD – Corporal W. Wild, 11 Thornton Street, Skipton, who passed away November 25th, 1918.

Days of sadness still come over me,
Hidden tears often flow;
Memory brings my dear one near me
Although he died a year ago.
However long my life may last,
Whatever land I view,
Whatever grief or joy be mine,
I will always think of you.

Ever remembered by his loving Wife and baby Winifred, 10 Lea Street, High Lea, New Mills, Derbyshire.

25 November 1921

WILD – In ever loving memory of our dear son and brother, Corporal W. Wild, M.G.C., eldest son of the late Mr. Edwin Wild, of Addingham, and of Mrs. Wild, Skipton, who died at Belton Park Hospital, Grantham, on November 25th, 1918.

Love never dies;
Though three years have passed away,
We think of him, and speak of him,
And miss him every day.

From his loving Mother and Family, 6 Lambert Street, Skipton.

WILD – In loving memory of my late husband, William Wild, who died November 25th, 1918

Three years have passed but still we miss you;
Some may think the wound has healed,
Little do they know the sorrow,
Deep within our hearts concealed.

“A good life is often too short.”

From his loving Wife and Little Winifred, Hackney, London, E.S.

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29 November 1918

WILD – Nov. 25th, at Belton Park Hospital, Grantham, William Wild (soldier), formerly of Skipton, aged 30.

06 December 1918

Skipton Soldier Dies from Pneumonia

Corpl. Wm. Wild, Machine Gun Corps, husband of Mrs. Wild, 11, Thornton Street. Skipton, died suddenly at Belton Park Hospital, Grantham, on November 25th, from pneumonia. He was only taken ill on the previous Friday with influenza, and pneumonia afterwards set in. He was the oldest son of Mrs. Wild, 6, Lambert Street, Skipton, and formerly resided at Addingham. Thirty years of age, he leaves a widow and one child. He enlisted in 1914, and was in the 2nd 6th West Riding Regiment. After a long training he was transferred to the Machine Gun Corps, and was acting as telephone operator at Harrowby Camp, Grantham, up to the time of his death. He was formerly employed as a loomer and twister at Messrs. Farey’s. Two other brothers are serving, Corpl. Fred Wild. R.A.M.C., who is in Egypt, and Pte. Edwin Wild, Northumberland Fusiliers, now a prisoner in Germany. The interment of the deceased soldier took place at Skipton on Sunday with military honours. The Skipton Mission Band played the ‘Dead March’ from the house to the cemetery, and in the procession were members of the volunteers, discharged soldiers and sailors, a few wounded men from the hospitals, and a number of workpeople from Messrs. Farey. Members of the local regiment on leave acted as bearers. Rev. F.G. Forder officiated, and the ‘Last Post’ was sounded at the graveside.

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