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Harry Wildman

Harry Wildman

Harry Wildman

HARRY WILDMAN

T1/1832, Driver, Harry Wildman, 4th Division Training, Army Service Corps.

Born in 1894 at Henbury, Macclesfield Staffordshire, son of Elizabeth Wildman. In 1911 Harry was working and living with farmer Abraham Gould at Park House Farm, Henbury.

He attested at Macclesfield, 03/09/1914, a man who was five feet three inches tall, weighed 130lbs with a chest measurement of thirty seven inches, blue eyes and auburn hair. After spending the first ten months posted at home, Harry was drafted with the B.E.F 20/07/1915, to France, he then became ill, with what was first diagnosed with gastritis, he was invalided back to England aboard H.S. “Cumbria”, 11/05/1917. His first hospitalisation, 24/11/1917, was at the Red Cross Military Hospital, Hurdsfield, Macclesfield, where they diagnosed a cancerous growth in his stomach, and gastric ulcers. Harry was then transferred to 2nd Western Hospital, Manchester where he died Friday 5 April 1918 aged 24 years.

Driver, Harry Wildman, was given a full Military Funeral at Henbury Churchyard with a detachment of nurses from the Hurdsfield House Red Cross Hospital attending along with a body of wounded solders from all three hospitals. Members of the 7th Macclesfield Battalion of Cheshire Volunteers Regiment fired a volley at the graveside.

Medals: 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

Driver, Harry Wildman, is buried at St Thomas Churchyard, Henbury, Macclesfield.
C.W.G.C. East 142

Also refer to

  • Macclesfield Troops pre WWI
  • Photos from Barnswood archive Macclesfield WW1
  • ‘Big Hats, Shorts and Dyb Dyb Dyb’ – a history of Macclesfield and Congleton Scouts by Norman Gosling
  • WWI List of Addresses Trevor Druce Macclesfield Reflects
Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
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