Charles Andrew Wild

Capt. Charles A. Wild, of Teaneck:

Born May 8, 1879, his Army services began on July 2, 1898 when he enlisted in the Coast Artillery, Battery K, 7th U.S. Coast Artillery, served during the Spanish American War, and was discharged as a Sergeant Major, July 1, 1901.

He enlisted in the New Jersey National Guard in August 1904 and rose in the ranks as a Non commissioned and then as a Commissioned Officer, Reaching the rank of Captain Co. E., 4th N. J. Infantry, and as commanding officer of Co. I, of that regiment, was in service in Douglas, Arizona, during the Mexican Border trouble with Mexico.

In April 1917 he was again called for active duty, serving in New Jersey and at Camp McClellan, Anniston, Alabama, and on the reorganization of units there was assigned to command Co. D-111th Machine Gun Battalion, 29th (Blue and Gray) Division. He went overseas to France in June 1918, served with his outfit until wounded in action, October 12th at Verdun. He was hospitalized in France, then at the Fox Hills Army Hospital on Staten Island, N.Y. being discharged from service on Oct. 25th, 1919 after 18½ years of army service.

Capt. Wild has been a resident of Teaneck for 45 years and during World War Two was in charge of all Civilian Defense programs for the township.

He is a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, Forty & Eight, Spanish American War Veterans, Knights of Columbus, and Elks.

(From: The 29th Division Association testimonial dinner in 1970 at the Maywood Inn. PDF original copy)

  1. 1880 United States Federal Census
  2. 1900 United States Federal Census
  3. 1910 United States Federal Census
  4. 1920 United States Federal Census
  5. New Jersey, Births and Christenings index, 1660-1931 (1920)
  6. New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 (Oct. 1927)
  7. 1930 United States Federal Census
  8. U. S. City Directories, 1822-1995 (Teaneck Directory 1931)
  9. 1940 United States Federal Census
  10. U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
  11. U. S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014

Proclamation from the Mayor of Verdun

  1. Proclamation

The Jersey Journal

  1. Obituary: Mrs. Charles Wild, Hudson Native, 85 - The Jersey Journal, Friday, 8/3/1962, p. 7
  2. Death Notice: Capt. Charles A. Wild - The Jersey Journal, Saturday, 12/12/1970, p. 12
  3. Obituary: Charles A. Wild, Teaneck Official, Dies (Son of Capt. Charles A. Wild) - The Jersey Journal, Wednesday, 2/23/1944, p. 12

The Times, Trenton

  1. Obituary: Charles Wild (Grandson of Capt. Charles A. Wild) - The Times, Trenton, 10/27/2010

Find A Grave

  1. CAPT. Charles A. Wild
  2. Charles A. Wild, Jr. (son)