Wilde, Lytton Middleton
|Lytton Middleton Wilde|
|27 August 1895 – 23 November 1917|
|Place of birth||Calgary, Alberta|
|Place of death||No. 2 Australian General Hospital|
|Place of burial||Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France|
Lytton Middleton Wilde was born in Calgary Alberta on 27 August 1895 to Frederick and Fannie Wilde of Blairmore AB.
On the 16th of December 1915 Wilde enlisted in the 4th Canadian Divisional Signal Company at the age of 20 years 3 months as an Electrician in Toronto. He departed Canada for service overseas on 11 August 1916. He was awarded the Military Medal on 18 November 1916 for xxx On 30 December 1916 he was promoted Lance Corporal and on 19 July 1917 was appointed 2nd Corporal. On 17 November 1917 while attached to 11 Canadian Infantry Brigade he was wounded by mustard gas poisoning, was evacuated to a Casualty Clearing Station on 21 November 1917 and died of his injuries on 23 November 1917 at No. 2 Australian General Hospital. He is buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. On 13 May 1918 he was posthumously awarded a bar to the Military Medal for his actions during the period of 12th to the 15th of November 1917.
Military Medal CitationAwarded the Military Medal in 1917 with the following citation:
This man has been working in forward area from October 9th to November 24th 1916 and has rendered always most valuable service.He set a fine example by his constant cheerfulness and devotion to duty.
Bar to Military Medal CitationPosthumously awarded a Bar to the Military Medal in 1918 with the following citation:
- The London Gazette, Supplement 29953. 19 February 1917. Page 1757.
- The London Gazette, Supplement 30578. 12 March, 1918. Page 3224.
- Research by 41 Signal Regiment