John Robert Francis Wild was born on the 10th of April 1873 in Skelton.
Wikipedia informs us :-
In 1901 he was a member of Robert Falcon Scottâ€™s crew as an Able seaman on the Discovery, along with Ernest Shackleton who was then a sub-lieutenant.
He was with Shackleton on the Nimrod Expedition 1908â€“1909 and was a member of the team that crossed the Ross Barrier and Beardmore Glacier at a record latitude of 88Âº23â€™S.
In 1911 he joined Douglas Mawsonâ€™s Aurora expedition and was in charge of the western base on the Shackleton Ice Shelf.
He served as Shackleton’s second-in-command on Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914â€“1916).
He was second-in-command of the Shackletonâ€“Rowett Expedition (1921â€“22).
A more extensive biography and photos can be found here
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