Anthony Frederick AWMM
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- Wilding was born at Opawa, Christchurch, on 31 October 1883, the son of Frederick Wilding (1852–1945) a Christchurch lawyer, and of Julia (1852–1934), a daughter of Alderman Charles Anthony, Mayor of Hereford.
An outstanding tennis player, Wilding won Wimbledon titles: Doubles, 1907–08, 1910–11, 1914; Singles, 1910–13; Mixed Doubles, 1914, represented Australasia in the Davis Cup, won the New Zealand Championship, took these English covered-court titles: Singles; Doubles and Mixed Doubles. In addition, Wilding won the national and international titles: Scotland, 1904; Europe Doubles, 1905; Riviera, 1906, 1910; Victoria, 1909; South Africa, 1910; Brussells Exhibition, 1910; and the Olympic Bronze Medal, Stockholm, 1912.
Educated New Zealand; Trinity College, Cambridge, B.A. Called to the English Bar, Inner Temple, 1906; qualified Barrister and Solicitor of Supreme Court of New Zealand, 1909.
Shortly after the outbreak of war in 1914 he became a valued member of the Army Intelligence Corps. He was killed at Ypres on 9 May 1915.
Pre-war NZ tennis champion - won Wimbledon 1910-1913 singles - November 1914 reported as given granted a temporary commission as Hon. Second Lieutenant Royal Marines & appointed to the HMS Victory, additional, for Royal Naval Division and was to go to France - posted RNAS Armoured Cars and promoted to Captain. Was killed in action at the Battle of Aubers Ridge near Neuve Chapelle - buried at Rue-des-Berceaux Military Cemetary age 31 Was reported as 2nd Lt Royal Marines Press February 1915 AWMM
- He was commissioned in the RM Divisional Train but spent most of his career attached to the Royal Naval Air Service Armoured Car Division. His work was useful to Army Intelligence. Public - Brett - Researcher - 12 March 2015 - various but check his biography 'Captain Anthony Wilding" for one
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Public - A. Wilding - Direct descendant - 20 July 2017
Harper, G., Clements, C., & Johns., R. (2019). For King and Other Countries: The New Zealanders Who Fought in Other Services in the First World War. Auckland, New Zealand: Massey University Press. AWMM
p. 46, 47 AWMM
|20 July 2017||A. Wilding||Worlwide and NZ||Direct descendant||
|20 July 2017||Alison Mary||Wokingham, Berkshire, UK||Other||
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