Sam Wild was born in Ardwick, Manchester, to an Irish immigrant family, in 1908.
A blue plaque commemorating him is now mounted on the former family home on Birch Hall Lane, Rusholme, Manchester.
Here is a tribute to him by Gideon Long, his grandson. http://www.international-brigades.org.uk/content/my-granddad-and-spanish-civil-war
A news report on the plaque unveiling:- .