Russell Mileham Wild (1894 – 1956)

Russell was born on 16/11/1894 in Picton. He married on 25/09/1921 in Mullumbinby NSW to Jessie Helen Hollingworth. She was born in Lismore on 30/07/1899.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is jessie-hellen-hollinworth.jpg Jessie Helen Hollingworth

They had 2 children:

  • Russel Mileham WIld (1922 – 1996)

  • Geoffrey Charles Wild (1925 – 1992)

Russell died on 02/03/1956 in Mullumbinby NSW.

Jessie died on 11/01/1973 in Lismore.

Russell Mileham Wild (1922 – 1996)

Russell was born in Murwillumbah on 25/06/1922.

He married to Molly Irene Botten, known as Pete, in Mullumbimby on 03/08/1946.
Pete was born in Castlemaine VIC on 14/05/1923.

 They had 2 children.

Russell died on 28/02/1996 in Foster.

Pete died on 01/03/2013 in Murwillumbah.

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Russell (L) and Geoffrey (R) Wild.

Geoffrey Charles Wild (1925 – 1992)

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Lurline and Geoff

Geoff was born in Mullumbimby on 04/10/1925.

He married to Gwendoline (Lurline) O’Keeffe on 30/09/1953 in Sydney.
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Lurline was born in North Sydney on 14/03/1929.

They had 4 children:

  • Deborah Wild

  • Jacqueline Wild

  • Anthony Wild

  • Caroline Wild

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Deborah – Jacqueline – Anthony – Caroline

Geoff died on 25/10/1992 in Concord Repatriation Hospital, Sydney.

Lurline died on 15/11/2012 in Shortland, Newcastle.

Sharon Lamb reacted on Facebook: I love your photos and I was so excited to read that your ancestor was in the 110Howitzer as a Gunner so was my grandfather Leslie Frederick Astley who married Clarice Elaine Kable after the war. They may have fought side by side manning those guns. I have his letters and he writes about lying on the live shells next to the guns to keep warm in winter. We will definitely remember them.

Caroline Ruppe respondedWow Sharon – that’s incredible. I’m sure that they would have known each other. That story about the warm shells is amazing! Apparently they were just in mud 24 /7. Appalling.