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Charles Samuel Wilde

Postby wilde » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:59 pm

Hi, Am looking for any information on my Grandfather Charles Samuel Wilde who went to France with the Worcestershire Regiment and then must have gone down through France to Greece and possibly been up to Macedonia. This is my assumption because we know he came back to the UK from Salonica on a ship called the 'Wandilla' which was I believe an Australian hospital ship, making it possible to do a bit of rescearch on Google.
Would like to find his record but do not know his rank or army number. He lived in Hallow Worcester and was a stalwart of the British Legion.
He was born 27th May 1877 died 15th November 1945
Please help in any way you can
Thanks
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Re: Charles Samuel Wilde

Postby Simon_Fielding » Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:22 pm

1911 census

WILDE, Charles Samuel Head Married M 34 1877 General Labourer Hallow Worcester VIEW
WILDE, Alice Wife Married11 years F 31 1880 Aston Birmingham Warwick VIEW
WILDE, Alice Daughter F 10 1901 School Nechells Birmingham Warwick VIEW
WILDE, Emily Daughter F 8 1903 0000000000nechells Birmingham Warwick VIEW
WILDE, Thomas Son M 6 1905 Hallow Worcester VIEW
WILDE, Annie Daughter F 4 1907 Hallow Worcester VIEW
WILDE, Charles Son M 2 1909 Hallow Worcester VIEW RG number: RG14 Piece: 17613 Reference: RG14PN17613 RG78PN1078 RD376 SD2 ED6 SN105 Registration District: Martley Sub District: Leigh Enumeration District: 6 Parish: North Hallow Address: Shoulton Lane Hallow Worcester County: Worcestershire
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Re: Charles Samuel Wilde

Postby Simon_Fielding » Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:25 pm

Possibly 24411 Worcs Regt formerly 4632 Machine Gun Corps?
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Re: Charles Samuel Wilde

Postby wilde » Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:49 pm

Hi Simon - Thanks for the superb reply, it has given me something to get my teeth into into !. Hope you dont mind if I ask further questions.
I am particularly interested in the campaign up from Greece. Because he sailed back from Salonica to the UK he could have been part of the 11th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment in France that, because of events in the near east were moved from France to Macedonia via Marseilles, stopping at Alexandria for two days enroute. I got this from Google as part of a book on the 11th Battalion which is very well documented.
I want to tie him to these events. Question- How can I get his War Record ?
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Re: Charles Samuel Wilde

Postby Simon_Fielding » Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:25 pm

Bit hit and miss - 75% of the British WW1 army records were destroyed in the 1940 blitz - the survivors are in the National Archives in Kew, and are available digitally via ancestry.co.uk - I subscribe to ancestry and took the liberty of having a look, and I couldn't see them - there are quite a few Charles Wilde entries.

You might have a bit more luck asking the researchers at the regimental museum (link on main site) if they have any more details. Perversely, it's often harder to trace an individual who *survived* the war!!

Will continue to look.

Simon
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Re: Charles Samuel Wilde

Postby wilde » Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:48 pm

Thanks again Simon. I remember he was in the British Legion Hallow Worcestershire (my birthplace) and have sent an email to them to see if they have his record, particularly his Army Number. Mind you it was 1942 when I saw him marching with the BL banner !!.
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Re: Charles Samuel Wilde

Postby gilbo139 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:50 pm

Could it be that Charles had a brother on the Hallow War Memorial.....Harold James DCM 4th Worcesters killed in Gallipoli......... Colin
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Re: Charles Samuel Wilde

Postby wilde » Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:45 pm

Thanks gilbo139. Have rejoined Ancestory website and will check it out. There are a lot of Wildes around Hallow. My Grandfather had 10 children.
Nev
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Re: Charles Samuel Wilde

Postby wilde » Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:26 pm

Yes Simon, my grandads brother
Harold James Wilde DCM
4th Battalion Worcstershire Regiment
Died Gallipoli 8th May 1915 of his wounds
Number 11480
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Re: Charles Samuel Wilde

Postby wilde » Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:01 pm

Simon for your interest, I emailed Shaun McCarthy of the Hallow British Legion and he said they do not hold central records for members prior to 1990. I will keep digging there might be some old ledgers somewhere.
Neville
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Re: Charles Samuel Wilde

Postby wilde » Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:56 pm

Hi Simon. Is there any way I can find out how Harold James Wilde won the DCM, it is not on the war record that I looked up?
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