ISAAC WILDEN

 

 

Born: 1874, Stowupland, Suffolk.

Died: 31st January 1901; age: 26; Died of Disease at Standerton, Mpumalanga, South Africa.

Residence: Ivy Cottage, Gipping Road, Stowupland, Suffolk.

Occupation: Farm Labourer.

Enlistment Date: 14th August 1890.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 768.

Regiment: The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort’s Own), South Africa Field Force.

 

Clasps Awarded: Cape Colony, Transvaal & Tugela Heights.

 

CENSUS

 

1881   Ivy Cottage, Gipping Road, Stowupland, Suffolk.

 

Isaac was 6 years old and living with his parents & brothers.

Frederick Wilden, 35, a Malster’s Labourer, born Stowupland.

Eliza Wilden (nee Palmer), 33, born Stowupland.

Spencer Wilden, 9, born Stowupland.

David Wilden, 3 days, born Stowupland.

1 nurse.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Frederick Wilden – father.

 

Isaac’s brother Frederick Wilden, of Ivy Cottage, Stowupland, a labourer at a chemical works, lost his life during the First World War. Frederick was ranked a Gunner, 59745 for the Royal Garrison Artillery, 157th Heavy Battery when on the 20th July 1918 he died from meningococcal meningitis at the No 1 Rest Camp Hospital, Cherbourg, France. Frederick was 26 years old, and belonged to the Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force he was proceesing to the U.K. He was laid to rest at Tourlaville Communal Cemetery and Extension, and had served 2 years and 269 days, and had been mentioned in Despatches – London Gazetted 14th August 1917.

 

The Boer War.

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