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Sergeant John Wild, 2nd Rifle Brigade - k.i.a. at Ladysmith, 6.1.1900 2 weeks 4 days ago #68378

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In Droylsden Cemetery, Greater Manchester. Not an easy inscription to read, so I've edited the first photo.

ALSO JOHN , SON OF ABOVE
SERGT. IN THE 2 BATTALLION RIFLE BRIGADE
WAS KILLED IN ACTION AT LADYSMITH
JAN 6, 1900, AGED 25 YEARS.



The full inscription reads: -
In
Loving Memory Of
JOHN EDWARD
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
RACHEL WILD
WHO DIED MAY 24, 1900,
AGED 46 YEARS.
ALSO RACHEL,
THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE,
WHO DIED OCT 4TH 1925
AGED 71 YEARS.
ALSO JOHN, SON OF ABOVE
SERGT. IN THE 2 BATTALLION RIFLE BRIGADE
WAS KILLED IN ACTION AT LADYSMITH
JAN 6, 1900, AGED 25 YEARS.
ALSO FRANK, THEIR SON
AND BELOVED HUSBAND OF
SARAH E. WILD,
WHO DIED APRIL 23RD 1913,
AGED 34 YEARS.
"SOMETIME WE'LL UNDERSTAND."

"IN THE MIDST OF LIFE WE ARE IN DEATH"
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Sergeant John Wild, 2nd Rifle Brigade - k.i.a. at Ladysmith, 6.1.1900 2 weeks 4 days ago #68379

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Palmer shows " 3083 Sgt. J.Wild, Rifle Brigade, Killed in action, Ladysmith, 6/1/00". Here is what Stirling has to say about the action of 6/1/00 -


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Sergeant John Wild, 2nd Rifle Brigade - k.i.a. at Ladysmith, 6.1.1900 2 weeks 3 days ago #68389

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Memorial to Rifle Brigade - Ceasars Camp, Ladysmith



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Sergeant John Wild, 2nd Rifle Brigade - k.i.a. at Ladysmith, 6.1.1900 1 day 11 hours ago #68633

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PATHETIC WAR INCIDENT.
Mr. Sidney Smelt, the Manchester coroner, held an inquest, yesterday morning, on the body of John Edward Wild, aged 48, of 84, Ogden-lane, Higher Openshaw, who was a fitter, employed at the Great Central Railway Works, Gorton. - In the evidence a most pathetic story in connection with the war was told. Three weeks ago deceased heard that his son had been fatally shot through the neck on January 6th at Ladysmith. The lad was in the 2nd Rifle Brigade, and in six years he had risen to the rank of sergeant. In consequence of this sad news the father became greatly depressed, and whilst at work on Thursday he borrowed a pocket knife with which he said he wanted to cut some wood. He then went into the iron yard and cut his throat, and was discovered shortly afterwards lying quite dead in a pool of blood. - A verdict of "Suicide whilst insane" was returned.

Lancashire Daily Post, Saturday 26th May 1900

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