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Kenneth Richard WILDE

Regimental number1774
Place of birthRichmond, Victoria
ReligionCongregational
OccupationBootmaker
AddressRichmond, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 8.5"
Weight107 lbs
Next of kinFather, Richard C Wilde, 179 Somerset Street, Richmond, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for enlistment on account of chest measurement)
Enlistment date17 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 February 1916
Place of enlistmentPrahran, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name58th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/75/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 23), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
171
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 4 April 1916; disembarked Alexandria (date not recorded).

Taken on strength, 60th Bn, Ferry Post, 25 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 2940610: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WILDE Kenneth Richard
Red Cross File No 2940610

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