MR. WILDING AND MR MANN, TWO EARLY MORNINGTON PENINSULA HISTORIANS. (VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA.)
MR. WILDING AND MR MANN, TWO EARLY MORNINGTON PENINSULA HISTORIANS.
Mr Wilding (who wrote the history of the Mornington Peninsula, published in the Mornington Standard in 1905) and Mr Mann (who wrote the Early History of Mount Eliza, published by the progress association, printed by the Standard, in 1926) were certainly worthy of praise but how could I quote their fabulous contributions (without raising chuckles and skepticism) if I could not identify which of the numerous Messrs. Wilding or Mann I was quoting. Journals have been written about each but here are their identities.
Place of birthBolton England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCoope Street, Cheltenham
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinMother sic, Wife, Mrs C E* Wilding, Coope Street, Cheltenham
Enlistment date29 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915 Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll29th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 26 October 1916
Place of burialCaterpillar Valley Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave 7), Longueval, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,Australian War Memorial 116
Miscellaneous information from cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Anne WILDING.
Anne Wilding (1839-26/7/1914, spouse Joseph)and Robert Wilding (1865-2/12/1923, par Joseph & Anne) are buried in the Flinders cemetery. I have been unable to find Anne's maiden name. There are no details about Robert Wilding's parents in his death record but there are in the cemetery record.
WILDING.—On the 2nd December, 1923, at private hospital, Robert Wilding, of Flinders and Melbourne, aged 58 years.(p.1, Argus, 3-12-1923.)
WILDING—BEESTON.—On the 5th of April, at Christ Church, South Yarra, by the Rev. Canon Tucker,Leonard, youngest son of the late Joseph Wilding of Flinders, Victoria, to Constance Eva* , youngest daughter of Robert Beeston, of Hawthorn-road, Caulfield.
(P.1, Argus, 15-4-1907.)
MANN. — On November 27. In hospital, John Gilbert Mann, of Harbury. Frankston, beloved brother of Frederick Wollaston Mann, of Melbourne, and Charles Russell Mann, of West Australia - Privately cremated.
(P.17, The Age, 29-11-1952.)
MANN John Gilbert event: Death
mother:, Sophia Charlotte WALLASTON
father: MANN Gilbert Cheke
place of birth: ADELAIDE SOUTH AUSTRALIA
place of death:FRANKSTON
age:86 year:1952 register number:23159/1952
on 2019-07-18 05:25:08
Itellya is researching local history on the Mornington Peninsula and is willing to help family historians with information about the area between Somerville and Blairgowrie. He has extensive information about Henry Gomm of Somerville, Joseph Porta (Victoria's first bellows manufacturer) and Captain Adams of Rosebud.