Back To . . .48th
Foot .The Northamptonshire Regiment
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
Spouse's Parents :
- Area Settled :
- Werribi Creek, The
- Children :
& 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
- 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.