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Victor John WILDBORE

Male 1896 - 1917  (21 years)

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  • Name Victor John WILDBORE 
    Born 22 Oct 1896  Feilding, Manawatu, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Military Between 1914 and 1917  Private (44430), 3rd Bn, Otago Regiment, NZEF Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 24 Nov 1917  West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Commonwealth War Grave, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I516  Moore Brickland Family Tree
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2016 

    Father John Lee WILDBORE,   b. 3 Sep 1865, Nth Aylesford District, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1938, Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Alvinia Henrietta HASSE,   b. 3 Oct 1874, Sulitz, Berlin, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1956, Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 20 Dec 1894  Feilding, Manawatu, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F159  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • Ex NZ WW1 Service Personnel & Reserves Index (St Johns Branch - NZSG) :
      Surname : Wildbore
      Given Names : Victor John
      Category : Nominal Rolls Vol 3
      Regimental No : 44430
      Rank : Lance-Sergt
      Next of Kin : Mrs A. WILDBORE
      Next of Kin relationship : Mother
      Next of Kin address : Church St., Feilding
      Roll No : 62
      Page : 19
      Occupation : Ironmoulder
      Dominion, Volume 12, Issue 44, 16 November 1918
      WILDBORE - In.loving memory of Cpl. V. J. Wildbore, dearly beloved son of Mr and Mrs J. L. Wildbore of Levin, killed in action in France on November 24,1917; aged 20 years.
      Dominion, Volume 13, Issue 51, 24 November 1919
      WILDBORE '97In loving memory of Corporal Victor J. Wildbore, Twenty-fifth Reinforcements, who was killed in action on November 24,1917.
      "His duty nobly done."
      Two years have passed, our hearts are sore;
      Dear "Vic," we think of you more and more
      As time goes on we miss your face
      No one on earth can fill your place.
      (Inserted by his sorrowing parents, brothers, and sister.)

      Ex Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph database:


      (Extract from Commonwealth War Graves Commission website -
      Initials: V J
      Nationality: New Zealand
      Rank: Private
      Regiment: Otago Regiment, N.Z.E.F.
      Unit Text: 3rd Bn.
      Age: 20
      Date of Death: 24/11/1917
      Service No: 44430
      Additional information: Son of John Lee Wildbore and Alvinia Wildbore, of Roslyn Rd., Levin, New Zealand.
      Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead


      The New Zealand Memorial to the Missing is located within Buttes New British Cemetery, 8 kilometres east of Ieper town centre, on the Lange Dreve, a road leading from the Meenseweg (N8) connecting Ieper to Menen. From Ieper town centre the Meenseweg is located via Torhoutstraat and right onto Basculestraat. Basculestraat ends at a main crossroads directly over which begins the Meenseweg. 4.5 kilometres along the Meenseweg lies the left hand turning onto Oude Kortrijkstraat. 2 kilometres along the Oude Kortrijkstraat the road crosses the A19 motorway. Immediately after this bridge is the left hand turning onto the Lotegatstraat, which borders Polygon Wood. 800 metres along the Lotegatstraat is the right hand turning onto Lange Dreve. The Cemetery is located 1 kilometre along the Lange Dreve on the right hand side of the road.

      Polygon Wood is a large wood 1.6 kilometres south of the village of Zonnebeke which was completely devastated in the First World War. The wood was cleared by Commonwealth troops at the end of October 1914, given up on 3 May 1915, taken again at the end of September 1917 by Australian troops, evacuated in the Battles of the Lys, and finally retaken by the 9th (Scottish) Division on 28 September 1918. On the Butte itself is the Battle Memorial of the 5th Australian Division, who captured it on 26 September 1917. POLYGON WOOD CEMETERY is an irregular front-line cemetery made between August 1917 and April 1918, and used again in September 1918. The cemetery contains 103 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, 17 of them unidentified. 60 of those buried here served with the New Zealand forces. There is also one German grave within the cemetery. A walled avenue leads from Polygon Wood Cemetery, past the Cross of Sacrifice, to the BUTTES NEW BRITISH CEMETERY. This burial ground was made after the Armistice when a large number of graves (almost all of 1917, but in a few instances of 1914, 1916 and 1918) were brought in from the battlefields of Zonnebeke. There are now 2,103 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated in this cemetery. 1,675 of the burials are unidentified but special memorials are erected to 35 casualties known or believed to be buried among them. The BUTTES NEW BRITISH CEMETERY (NEW ZEALAND) MEMORIAL, which stands in Buttes New British Cemetery, commemorates 378 officers and men of the New Zealand Division who died in the Polygon Wood sector between September 1917 and May 1918, and who have no known grave. The majority died in the trenches, or in working and carrying, and the conditions in the Salient during the winter of 1917-18 must explain the comparatively large number of names on this memorial, which deals with only one set attack on a German position. This is one of seven memorials in France and Belgium to those New Zealand soldiers who died on the Western Front and whose graves are not known. The memorials are all in cemeteries chosen as appropriate to the fighting in which the men died. The cemeteries and memorial were designed by Charles Holden.

      The following link accesses the "Adopt an Anzac" Project:

  • Sources 
    1. [S109] Adopt an Anzac Project, (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S157] NZ - BDM Index online -, New Zealand Government, Registration No: 1897/1526 or 1897/17124 (Reliability: 3).