|Service Number||SN 7151|
|Age of Enlistment||26 years 2 months|
|Place of Enlistment||Perth, WA|
|Place of Birth||Shropshire, England|
|Previous Military Experience||Nil|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address History||GPO Dandaragan, WA. Wife - Olive Wilde, 16 Olive Street, Guildford, WA. 9 Hugh Street, Guildford, WA (1919). Later 8 Stirling Street, Perth, WA|
|Cause of Death or Invalided||
KIA (Killed in Action)
Embarked Albany per ‘Port Melbourne’ A16 for England 24.7.1917.
Roll Rank Private.
Roll Unit 21st Reinf, 28th Battalion, AIF.
Wilde disembarked at Liverpool UK. with the 21st Reinf. 28th Battalion. He marched in to the 7th Training Battalion at Rollestone 17.9.1917. Wilde marched in to the 6th Battalion at Fovant 8.11.1917. He proceeded overseas to France, embarking at Southampton 23.1.1918. Wilde marched in to the Australian Infantry Base Depot (AIBD) at Havre 24.1.1918. Wilde was transferred to Reinf. the 16th Battalion 23.1.1918 and taken on strength in the field 29.1.1918. The 16th Battalion fought in the German Spring Offensive in March and April 1918. Wilde was KIA at Hebuterne, France 5.4.1918. Red Cross Files note he was hit in the head by a sniper’s bullet at the front line trenches. He was buried with several other men by comrades behind the front line in a quarry. A cross was made and erected on site and the grave was ringed with metal shell cases (AWM Red Cross File). His remains were reinterred to Euston Rd. British Cemetery, France. Plot 4, Row N. at a location ½ miles NE of Albert. Today the address of the cemetery is known as Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps, Picardie, France. (for further details see the Australian War Graves Commission web site)
Final Rank Private 16th Battalion. AIF.
Medical Condition Deceased, KIA.
Awards and Medals British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Wilde's wife later moved to 9 Hugh St. Guildford. WA. (West Australian Newspapers 28.4.1920) She remarried and her surname changed to Kallinikos- moved to Melbourne. Vic.
Photos J. Wilde. Photographer Darge Studios, photograph source AWM DA18183
Ruined Village of Hebuterne, France May 1918. Photographer unknown, photograph source AWM A02537
Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France. Photographer unknown, photograph source CWGC
AWGC Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France. Photographer unknown, photograph source Commonwealth War Graves Commission, http://www.cwgc.org/find-a-cemetery/cemetery/58400/EUSTON%20ROAD%20CEMETERY,%20COLINCAMPS
AWM DA18183, Photographer Darge Studios Perth,WA.,,photographic source Australian War Memorial Pictorial Collection, https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/DA18183/
AWM AO2537, Photographer unknown, photographic source Australian War Memorial Pictorial Collection
AWM Embarkation Roll) John Wilde.
AWM Red Cross Files for Wilde J
CCWG. Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France. Photographer unknown, photograph source Commonwealth War Graves Commission website, http://www.cwgc.org/find-a-cemetery/cemetery/58400/EUSTON%20ROAD%20CEMETERY,%20COLINCAMPS
NAA: B2455, Wilde John
Wise H. and Coy. Western Australian Post Office Directories.SLWA
16 Olive St. Guildford, WA. Wife Mrs. O Wilde (1915)
9 Hugh Street Guildford, WA. (1919) and later 78 Stirling St. Perth, WA.
Pte. J.Wilde_. Photographer Darge Studio, image sourced AWM DA18183
Ruined Village of Hebuterne, France May 1918, note shell hole mid picture. Photographer unknown, photograph source AWM AO2537
Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France. Photographer unknown, photograph source CWG