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Lieutenant John Wild (1782-1834)


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  • Born : circa 1782
  • Where Born :
  • Occupation : Soldier
  • Date Arrived : 30/8/1817
  • Ship Arrived on : HM. ship " Lloyd's "
  • Rank on Discharge : Lieutenant
  • Date of Enlistment : 1797 . 2nd/48th
  • Date of Discharge : 25th of October 1822
  • Died : 4/3/1834
  • Where Died / Buried : Vanderville , Cobbitty N.S.W./ Herber Chapel ( St Pauls Cobbity) with his wife "Their Head Stone "
  • Parents Names :  
  • Spouse's Name : Mary Edwards (b...d.24/4/1834)
  • Date Married : 16/5/1804
  • Where Married : Mallow / County Cork Ireland
  • Spouse's Parents :  
  • Descendents
    Area Settled :
    Werribi Creek, The Oaks.
    Children :

    History & Achievements :

    Lieutenant John Wild arrived in Australia as part of the North Hamptonshire Regiment (48th Regiment of
    Foot) contingent, in 30/8/1817 on board HM. ship " Lloyd's " accompanied with his wife and step daughter.
    Lieutenant John Wild began his military career as a private on July 8th 1797 at the age of 15 years .
    He was promoted to Quartermaster Sergeant and then to Quartermaster of the 2/48th on 22nd of June 1810. It was in this capacity he served with the 48th during the Peninsular War. Wild returned to England with the
    remains of the 2/48th following the battle of Albuera, and was appointed Adjutant Ensign on the 7th of July 1814. Promoted eventually to Lieutenant on the 3rd of March 1820. Wild's main task as the 48th's Adjutant was to ensure that all drills and manoeuvres were carried out under the strict military guidelines of the time.
    He discharged from the Regiment on the 25th of September 1822. Following his discharge he took the
    position of Principal Overseer of Government stock at Cawdor. He took up occupation of 2000 acres on Werribi Creek, the Oaks and died on 23/5/1834 . Mary ,his wife passed away the same year on the 24th of April.
    For his military service he was not awarded the General Service Medal . This is because the Medal was not minted for issue until 1848 . It is fair to say that he would have most certainly received the medal had he lived past 1834.
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    Last revised: August 07, 2007.