Richard Norris WILD

Regimental number12/491
Date of birth30 March 1881
Place of birthlon
ReligionChurch of England
AddressRoyal Hotel, Morrinsville
Marital statusSingle
Height5' 9"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMrs Charlotte Wild, Limefield, Bury, Lancashire, England
Previous military serviceServed in the 1st Bn, Lancashire Fusiliers; resigned on leaving the country.
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentThomasville
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Final rankPrivate
Final unitAuckland Infantry Regiment
FateDied of wounds 10 May 1915
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialLancashire Landing Cemetery (Row E, Grave No 40), Gallipoli, Turkey
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Andrew Hamer Wild and Charlotte Wild, 487 Limefield, Bury, Lancs, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 22019216

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