240198 Private Cecil C Wildman,

11th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment.

Born Malvern Hills, Worcestershire, enlisted Padiham, Lancashire, whilst living at Morecambe, Lancashire.

Killed in action, France/Flanders, 28 June 1918.

Buried in Aval Wood Military Cemetery, France. Plot 1, Row B, Grave 6.

The Cemetery Register does not record any personal details.

The Burnley News of 31 July 1918 reported: -

HAPTON TERRITORIAL.

DARDENELLES HERO REPORTED KILLED.

The Infantry Record Office at Preston, has forwarded the official notification to 5, Bridge Street, Hapton, the home of Private Cecil Wildman (240198), 11th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment, that he was killed on June 28th. At the commencement of the war he was a territorial and went to the Dardenelles with the 1/5th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. He transferred to France in April 1917, and was wounded shortly after and returned to England until December 1917. Previous to enlisting he was employed at Castle Clough Print Works.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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