Fergus Joseph Wild, WW II Veteran Canadian Army Royal Highland Light Infantry

Male 1910 - 1993  (82 years)


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  • Name Fergus Joseph Wild 
    Suffix WW II Veteran Canadian Army Royal Highland Light Infantry 
    Nickname Joe 
    Born 23 Oct 1910  Stanley Township, Huron County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Sep 1993  Parkwood Hospital, London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 25 Sep 1993  Clinton Cemetery, Clinton, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I393  Default
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2019 

    Father Valentine Wild,   b. 8 Jul 1866, Bayfield, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1929, Stanley Township, Huron County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Bridget Agnes O'Sullivan,   b. 14 May 1874, McKillop Township, Huron County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Wed 30 Sep 1959, Seaforth, Huron County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 27 Nov 1907  St. Columban Church, St. Columban, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • In 1918, Valentine Wild & Bridget Agnes O'Sullivan were living ouside Bayfield, Ontario, Canada on the John Joseph Wild homestead farm.
    Photos
    Valentive & Bridget Agnes (O'Sullivan) Wild family circa 1925
Back row: Louis, Valentine, Fergus Joseph and Mary Lillian
Front row: Veronica (Vera), Bridget Agnes and John
    Valentive & Bridget Agnes (O'Sullivan) Wild family circa 1925 Back row: Louis, Valentine, Fergus Joseph and Mary Lillian Front row: Veronica (Vera), Bridget Agnes and John
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    Family ID F118  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Irene Daisy Scotchmer,   b. 11 Apr 1916, Bayfield, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 2003, Huronview Manor, Clinton, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 31 Oct 1942  Holy Family Rosary Church, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Living
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    Last Modified 13 Dec 2003 
    Family ID F120  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 31 Oct 1942 - Holy Family Rosary Church, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 25 Sep 1993 - Clinton Cemetery, Clinton, Huron, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Irene Daisy Scotchmer and Fergus Joseph Wild
    Irene Daisy Scotchmer and Fergus Joseph Wild
    Fergus Joseph Wild circa 1924
    Fergus Joseph Wild circa 1924
    Fergus Joseph Wild and Irene Daisy Scotchmer
    Fergus Joseph Wild and Irene Daisy Scotchmer
    Fergus Joseph Wild, John Barry Wild, William 'Bill' Joseph Wild and Irene (Scotchmer) Wild abt 1947
    Fergus Joseph Wild, John Barry Wild, William "Bill" Joseph Wild and Irene (Scotchmer) Wild abt 1947
    Rear- Peter Etue, Irene Scotchmer, Fergus Joseph Wild, Elizabeth (Betty) Etue. 
Front - Douglas Anthony Etue and Kathleen Wild 1963
    Rear- Peter Etue, Irene Scotchmer, Fergus Joseph Wild, Elizabeth (Betty) Etue. Front - Douglas Anthony Etue and Kathleen Wild 1963
    John, Joseph, Mary, Vera and Louis Alvin Wild circa 1925
    John, Joseph, Mary, Vera and Louis Alvin Wild circa 1925
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    Aunt Wilhelmina 'Min' (Wild) Rees, Fergus Joseph, Louis Alvin, Bridget Agnes, Mary Lillian, Vera & John Peter
    Aunt Wilhelmina "Min" (Wild) Rees, Fergus Joseph, Louis Alvin, Bridget Agnes, Mary Lillian, Vera & John Peter
    on the occasion of Aunt Min's visit from St. Louis Missouri to Bayfield in the summer of 1932.
    1939-1945 Star
    1939-1945 Star
    The Star was awarded for six months service on active operations for Army and Navy, and two months for active air-crew between 02 September 1939 and 08 May 1945 (Europe) or 02 September 1945 (Pacific). Battle of Britain: This bar was awarded to those members of the crews of fighter aircraft who took part in the Battle of Britain between 10 July and 31 October 1940. The ribbon consists of three equal stripes: dark blue, red, and light blue (representing the navy, army and air force).
    France and Germany Star
    France and Germany Star
    awarded for military service overseas during WW II. The Star was awarded for one day or more of service in France, Belgium, Holland or Germany between 06 June 1944 (D-Day) and 08 May 1945.
    Defence Medal WW II
    Defence Medal WW II
    Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Clasp
    Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Clasp
    awarded for military service overseas during WW II. The Canadian Volunteer Service Medal is granted to persons of any rank in the Naval, Military or Air Forces of Canada who voluntarily served on Active Service and have honourably completed eighteen months (540 days)(18 mths) total voluntary service from September 3, 1939 to March 1, 1947.
    War Medal 1939-1945 with oak leaf.
    War Medal 1939-1945 with oak leaf.
    awarded for military service overseas during WW II. The Star was awarded for six months service on active operations for Army and Navy, and two months for active air-crew between 02 September 1939 and 08 May 1945 (Europe) or 02 September 1945 (Pacific).

    Documents
    Fergus Joseph Wild, WW2 Veteran
    Fergus Joseph Wild, WW2 Veteran
    Legion Last Post entry
    Obituary of Fergus Joseph Wild
    Obituary of Fergus Joseph Wild
    Mass card Irene Daisy Scotchmer
    Mass card Irene Daisy Scotchmer
    wife of Fergus Joseph Wild
    Birth Recording: Fergus Joseph Wild 21 Oct 1910
    Birth Recording: Fergus Joseph Wild 21 Oct 1910
    First Son of Valentine Wild & Agnes O'Sullivan.
    #023747 Stanley Township, Huron County, Ontario, Canada.

    Headstones
    Fergus Joseph Wild 1910-1993 & Irene Daisy Scotchmer 1916-2003
    Fergus Joseph Wild 1910-1993 & Irene Daisy Scotchmer 1916-2003
    Clinton Cemetery, Clinton, Ontario

  • Notes 
    • Fergus Joseph Wild was called up for military service 29 Oct 1942. Joe had a choice of Regular or Reserve Force service. He chose Regular Force service.

      Joe married Irene Scotchmer on 31 Oct 1942. On 2 Nov 1942 Joe left for Camp Borden near Barrie, Ontario for Basic Training. In early 1943, Joe left for service overseas with the Canadian Army His Regimental number was: B-135565 arriving in Grennock, Scotland and then going to Southern England for more extensive military training.

      He landed in Normandy on D-Day 6 Jun 1944 on Juno Beach. Joseph was wounded on 10 Jun 1944 and spent one and a half weeks in a military hospital and spent several months after recuperating in another hospital in England. He worked as an orderly for 2 years (1943-1945). His son; Bill was born in Sep 1943. Joe returned home to Clinton in 1946 seeing his 3 year old son for the first time.

      For his wartime service he should have received the following medals and decorations: 1939-1945 Star, The France & Germany Star, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal (CVSM)with Clasp (awarded for 60 or more days service outside Canada) and The War Medal 1939-1945.

      His WW II military "dog tags" were three circular disks approx 3 cm in diameter; one disk was to be attached to the body of the fallen military member (placed in his mouth), the second disk was sent to his family and the third disk was retained by the Government in his military records in casulity cases.

      Obituary; In his 83rd year, Funeral Mass held at St. Joseph's R.C. Church, Clinton, Ontario, on Saturday September 25, 1993 at 11:00 a.m. Father Raymond Renaud officiating. Internment in the Clinton Cemetery.

      Legion Last Post: Death Notice. Joseph F. Wild, died 22 Sep 1993. Age: 82 Service Number B 135565 Army WW 2 Veteran. Harry Miner VC Branch, Clinton, Ontario www.legionmagazine.com

      Fergus Joseph Wild may have enlisted in the Royal Hamiliton Light Infantry (RHLI) as he was working in Hamilton when he joined up. He was Private Infantryman in WW II (1942-1946)