Commander John Robert Francis Wild CBE, RNVR, FRGS (10 April – 19 August 1939), known as Frank Wild, was an explorer. He went on five expeditions to Antarctica for which he was awarded the Polar Medal with four bars, one of only two men to be so honoured, the other being Ernest Joyce.
[Wigan Today] - Building you up for a night to remember is Frank's Wild Years. Mashing up blues, rock and grunge sounds, the unsigned trio take their name from a Tom Waits album. They are Michael Barrow on lead vocals, guitar and bass, Chris Gaskell on guitar and bass
[Cornish Guardian] - Veteran of five Antarctic expeditions, commander Frank Wild died in South Africa in obscurity in He had led the 21 men marooned on Elephant Island for four months in while his beloved boss, Sir Ernest Shackleton, made the epic 800-mile