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  • The Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave of George Wyld at Grangegorman Military Cemetery 
Courtesy of Richard Edgar
Person Details
Ripley Derbyshire
George was born in 1896 the son of Joseph, a coal miner, and Sarah Jane Wyld. His father was born in 1867 at Ripley and his mother in 1866 at Bakewell. They were married before 1885 and had nine children:- Clara b.1885 Heage, Alfred John b.1889 Codnor, Alice Mary b.1892 Ripley, William b.1894 Ripley, George b.1896 Ripley, Joseph b.1898 Ripley, Walter b.1901 Heage, Mary b.1902 at Ripley and Sarah Jane b.1904 Ripley. Sarah Jane died between the birth of her last child and the 1911 Census. In 1911 the family lived at Church Street Waingroves Codnor Derbyshire. They were Joseph head of the family a widower a coal miner , his oldest daughter Alice May (19) house keeper, William (17) coal mine pony driver , George (15) frame work knitter, Joseph (13), Walter (10), Mary (9) and Sarah Jane (6). At the time of George’s enlistment his father Joseph lived at 7 Archer Street and by October 1919 at 15 Shirley Terrace Kirkstead Street (both Hyson Green Nottingham).
He was a frame Work Knitter and later hosiery trimmer.
26 Apr 1916
20
900626 - CWGC Website
5430
Church Street Wainsgrove
Private
2/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
George enlisted on 7th December 1915 at Heanor. The following day 8th December he was posted to the army reserves. On 26th January 1916 he was mobilised and the following day he was posted to the 2/7th battalion Sherwood Foresters. It was with his battalion that he was sent to Dublin during the Irish Rebellion 1916. On 26th April 1916 whilst attacking 25 North Road and Mount Street Bridge, Dublin, he was seriously wounded and as a result died the same day from these wounds . He was buried in Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Republic of Ireland. CE. 619. He was one of the 31 men from the Sherwood Foresters killed during the Irish Rebellion 1916. Private Wyld is also commemorated on the Ripley War Memorial, Ripley, Derbyshire
Eastwood & Kimberley Advertiser - 12th May 1916 WAINGROVES SOLDIER KILLED IN DUBLIN Theon of Mr Joseph Wyld of Church Street Waingroves was called to help quell the recent disturbance in Dublin. The sad news was received on Monday that he was killed in action about April 27th. The brave youth, who is only 20 years of age, had only been in training since January last, being one of the first attested single men to be called up. He was drafted from Watford where he was in training, to Ireland.' For an excellent account of the Mount Street Bridge action see Blood on the Streets (2008) by Paul O'Brien and also Keith Farrell's 2013 film A Terrible Beauty. David Nunn
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  • The Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave of George Wyld at Grangegorman Military Cemetery 
Courtesy of Richard Edgar
    George Wyld - The Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave of George Wyld at Grangegorman Military Cemetery Courtesy of Richard Edgar